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About Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area is located in Nebraska
41.2496 N
-96.6198 W
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5 Reviews of Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area
Decent for Short Trips or Fishing

We primary stop by this site for fishing as the lake is regularly stocked. It's great for kayaking or small boats. There is very little shade available at this campground as it is a man-made area so bring the sunscreen. Fires are allowed and pets must be on leash. RV sites and tent camping site are available.

Good for fishing

We primary visit Lake Wanahoo for fishing as the large lake is well stocked. They provide tent and RV camping. However, there is almost no wind break or shade throughout the area. High winds or extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on overnight trips. That also makes privacy tough to come by. The facilities are all relatively new and clean.


Great Lake, but young with no mature trees. Not much hiking available. Established fishery which gets pressure. You will have company here.

Clean, fishing friendly

This place is fairly new, they just built the dam and made the lake a few years ago. The campsites will be nice and shady when the trees get bigger. I only gave it three stars because there is no swimming. There is a place by the day use area where they could make a swimming area, but so far they haven't. The campsites are clean and quite large, and they are all fairly close to the jettys where you can fish. Will go back for fishing only.

First to Review
Great fishing and can camp right along the water

We were able to stay here for 2 nights while visiting the city. My wife and I prefer to stay outside and camp most often. This campground not only has a fun name to repeat to family and friends (or try to remember when writing a review! lol) but has a ton of campsites right on the lake. I think we lucked out and got site 128. It was a tent site and was on the water but a few spots North of a peak fishing area. If you are here site 128 is where it is at! It is a stocked lake but I brought in a 32" northern. Had to let it go per regs so no fish dinner that night! It wasn't a skinny snake either. Like all places you need a permit to fish and better follow the regs. The tent sites were very well maintained. Clean pads and great parking. Overall excellent car camping and fishing spot!