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Davis Creek Road Work

Saw a note from the Lower Loup Natural Resource District this past summer about road work planned at Davis Creek Reservoir.  I wanted to wait until later to post a reminder, and then I almost forgot about it!

Anywho, here is what it said:

Road Closure Scheduled for Davis Creek Recreation Area

To better serve visitors, the access road through Davis Creek Recreation Area will close beginning Oct. 1, 2023, for a paving project. The area is south of the community of North Loup.

Continual improvements to Davis Creek Recreation Area by the Lower Loup NRD (LLNRD) have led to growing visitation of the area and increasing use of existing roadways. Campground reservations will not be accepted during the closure. The road improvement project is being timed to avoid the busy summer recreation season.

Access to the recreation area via road will not be permitted during the entirety of the road improvement project.

The project will include paving the existing 2-lane gravel access road from the recreation area entrance through the exit of the east campground loop. Parking areas near the shower house will be paved as part of this project, and drainage improvements will also occur.

The project is being funded through Bureau of Reclamation Title 28 grant funds. “The Lower Loup NRD has previously used grant funds from Title 28 for the Davis Creek campground expansion in 2017, to build the RV dump, the playgrounds, and the maintenance shed,” said LLNRD Assistant General Manager Tylr Naprstek.

This latest grant will help pave at least 2,260 feet of the road. The Lower Loup NRD is actively seeking funding opportunities to pave the rest of the road.

The closure is tentatively planned through Dec. 31, 2023, but LLNRD officials hope to reopen the improved access road earlier if possible. Questions can be directed to LLNRD at (308) 728-3221.

Eric Fowler photo, Nebraskaland Magazine.

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