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Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION

Another fine water-oriented area, Sherman Reservoir has a 2,845-acre lake and 4,721 land acres, 5 miles northeast of Loup City. The primitive camping includes 360 non-pad sites. Other facilities include picnic tables and shelters, water, dump station, modern restrooms, vault toilets, 3 boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, coin-operated showers and concession.

Sherman Dam, located on Oak Creek, was completed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in January, 1962. The dam is a homogeneous rolled earth-filled structure 134 feet high with a crest length of 4,450 feet. Sherman Reservoir stores off-season water flows for release during the irrigation season. Water is diverted from the Middle Loup River by the Arcadia Diversion Dam and flows 18 miles through the Sherman Feeder Canal to the reservoir.

A facility of the Middle Loup Division of the Nebraska-Kansas Project, the dam creates a reservoir with 65 miles of shoreline, 69,076 acre feet of storage, and a surface area of 2,878 acres. Irrigation releases and operation of the dam are the responsibility of the Farwell Irrigation District. Approximately 50,000 acres of Nebraska farmland are served by this reservoir.

Fishing and power boating are the mainstays of this central Nebraska reservoir. Rugged drainage ways branch off the main reservoir body providing interesting bays and coves and outstanding fishing opportunities. Walleye fishing is good along the dam during the spring spawning run, and a few largemouth bass and many crappie can be taken in the bays, off points or in the underwater cover from midspring to early summer. During summer, white bass and catfish can be caught nearly everywhere on the lake.

An abundance of recreation sites are located intermittently around the reservoir offering primitive camping and day-use facilities, including drinking water, vault toilets and shelters.

Perhaps the most popular fishing spot on the reservoir, this small area provides pedestrian fisherman access to the supply canal immediately below the reservoir's inlet structure. Drinking water and vault toilet facilities are provided. Visitors want to be sure to watch for storm clouds as access to this area can be particularly difficult when the road gets wet.

Sherman Reservoir is a 2,845 acre irrigation impoundment with 1,541 acres of land. This area offers power boating, fishing, picnicking and a marina. Primitive Camping is available with a coin operated shower facility.

Attractions - Camping: Yes Water: Yes Modern Restroom: Yes Dump Station: Yes Showers: Yes Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 117 Grills: 80 Shelters: 12 Boating: Yes Types: All Ramps: 3 Docks: 3 Fuel Avail.: Yes Boat Rental: Yes Fishing: Yes Cleaning Stations: 2 Concessions: Yes Trade Winds Marina East side of Sherman Reservoir, north of the dam (308) 745-1187 Office on Site: Yes Office Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day Friday - Saturday open 8-6 Sunday - Monday 8-5

Recreation - Fishing and power boating are the mainstays of this central Nebraska reservoir. Rugged drainage ways branch off the main reservoir body providing interesting bays and coves and outstanding fishing opportunities. Walleye fishing is good along the dam during the spring spawning run, and a few largemouth bass and many crappie can be taken in the bays, off points or in the underwater cover from midspring to early summer. During summer, white bass and catfish can be caught nearly everywhere on the lake. An abundance of recreation sites are located intermittently around the reservoir offering primitive camping and day-use facilities, including drinking water, vault toilets and shelters.

Climate - Nebraska has a moderate climate with high humidity. The relative humidity in this state averages 70 percent throughout the year. Winter temperatures normally average between 20 and 45 degrees F. March brings warmer weather and temperatures above freezing for most of the month. Spring is in full swing by late April when temperatures often reach above 60 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees F frequently, with warm weather continuing into mid September. Crisp fall weather truly begins in October when nighttime temperatures begin to dip into the low 40s. The wettest time of the year in this state is late spring through summer.

Location - Sherman Reservoir is located 4 miles East of Loup City, Nebraska.


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Contact Information:
Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area, RR 2, Box 117 , Loup City, NEBRASKA, 68853-9642, Phone: (308) 745-0230
, Sherman@ngpc.ne.gov

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Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area - Official site of Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area

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