Verdon has a 45-acre lake and 30 acres of land adjacent. This area offers primitive camping and picnicking.
The highlight of Verdon SRA is its spring-fed, 45-acre lake. Renovated in 1998, the lake is filled with chunky, hard-fighting largemouth bass, as well as bluegills, white crappies and channel catfish. Only electric boat motors are allowed on the lake.
"Verdon was one of the first projects we did with the aquatic habitat program, and we feel like it's been one of our better projects," said Jeff Jackson, district fisheries manager. "Fishermen should be able to do pretty well there."
A canopy of trees provides shelter from the midday sun for 20 campsites at Verdon SRA, but no electricity is available. It is located next to Nebraska Highway 73, a half-mile west of the town of Verdon in Richardson County, which is in the southeastern corner of the state.
Picnic Tables: 13
Types: Electric motor, non-powered
Recreation - This area offers primitive camping and picnicking.
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.
Take Hwy 75 south, turn south on Hwy 73 - located on the north side of the road 1/2 west of Verdon.
Hwy 2 to Nebraska City, Hwy 75 south, then Hwy 73 south - located on the north side of the road 1/2 west of Verdon.
Take Hwy 75 north, then Hwy 73 south - located on the north side of the road 1/2 mile west of Verdon.