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Burchard Update

I hesitate to post this because after Oct. 15 the road to the boat ramp and around the reservoir is closed.  In addition, the latest word I heard this morning is there is still nothing happening yet.  But, we keep hearing that it is coming:

Burchard Lake road improvement project to begin Oct. 17

A road repair project at Burchard Lake Wildlife Management Area in Pawnee County is scheduled to begin Oct. 17. Access to roads, the campground and boat ramp may be closed temporarily.

The north campground will be closed during this project, but the south campground will be accessible.

Users should know asphalt may be sitting on some of the roads on the WMA and they should be aware of construction traffic during this project.

This project, which should last roughly 20 days, consists of improvements to the interior WMA road, WMA campground road and to a portion of 615 Avenue from Highway 4 to the WMA.

Burchard Lake is closed annually to all access Oct. 15 through Jan. 14, except walk-in access for bank fishing along the perimeter of the lake during open water and ice fishing when safe ice exists.

Access to the area below the dam remains open during this timeframe.

Camping is only allowed in designated areas. The area is closed to all firearms and all hunting. Closures to the north campground and interior road will be done by posting temporary signs and barricades so road improvements can be completed.

I know there will still be some folks using Burchard this fall.  Now you know the latest.

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Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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