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Hershey Beach boat ramp at Sutherland, two ramps at Enders to reopen

Three boat ramps at Sutherland Reservoir and Enders state recreation areas will reopen to the public Nov. 29 after several improvements were completed. At Sutherland, the erosion under the Hershey Beach boat ramp has been repaired, and rock riprap has been placed along both sides of the ramp to prevent future erosion from occurring. Other improvements include restoring rock riprap and the walking surface to the breakwater structure, as well as installing lighting in the parking area. This project was …

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Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area boat launch area to reopen

Updated 11-10-22 Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area’s boat launch access will reopen Nov. 10 after several improvements were completed. Improvements include: erosion under the boat ramp has been repaired and rock riprap has been placed along both sides of it to prevent future erosion from occurring, rock riprap was added to the sides of each breakwater near the boat ramp, rock was added to the walking surface of each breakwater, concrete repairs were made to the restroom, a vegetation barrier …

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Boating access limited on some Nebraska reservoirs

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Drought conditions have limited public boating access on some reservoirs across Nebraska, but the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is working to improve boating access where possible. Conditions at many boat ramps, piers and access points are not expected to improve as long as precipitation lags far behind normal levels. For much of the state, water levels have not been this low since the drought of 2012. While some boat ramps have been closed, and others have restrictions, for locations …

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Boat launch improvements underway at Enders Reservoir SRA

Boating access improvements at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in southwest Nebraska have begun and are expected to last through the fall. Public access will be affected. Phase 1 of the project will restore boating access to Area A by extending the boat ramp. Other planned amenities here include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking, a new breakwater to protect the ramp, a new staging area near the ramp, and a new gravel parking lot with lighting. Once work at Area …

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Several state park projects underway in northeast Nebraska

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Several park improvement projects this year will increase opportunity at Nebraska Game and Parks in northeast Nebraska, while others recently completed addressed lingering effects of the destructive 2019 flood. The following is a roundup of those projects: Summit Lake SRA getting new equestrian trail Work will be completed this spring on a 10-mile equestrian trail around Summit Lake near Tekamah. A grand opening for the trail is planned for late summer. The trail will feature a shallow-water crossing on the …

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Game and Parks seeks public input on improvements to Cedar Valley WMA

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host two meetings this month to seek input on improvements to the Cedar Valley Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Lincoln County that will make it easier for hunters to sight-in rifles and shoot targets. The first meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 12 at the Wellfleet Community Building, 503 Nile Ave., in Wellfleet, Nebraska. The second meeting will be online at 6 p.m. April 13. Registration for …

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Southeastern state park areas get improvements

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Improvements at Pawnee State Recreation Area are just some of the upgrades guests at southeastern Nebraska state park areas will find this spring. The enhancements at Pawnee include electrical upgrade to 50-amp service at several campsites in the Lakeview Campground and the Area 3 Campground. Also, the installation of a new prefabricated concrete shower house at Lakeview Campground should be completed in time for spring use. At Branched Oak SRA, several campsites in Area 4 have been …

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Repairs completed on two boat ramps in northeast Nebraska parks

LINCOLN, Neb. – Boating prospects in northeast Nebraska are looking up with the completion of two state park area projects in 2020. The completion of a second boat ramp at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area’s Weigand Marina will alleviate long lines of boats waiting to put in or take out. The marina at the state’s second-largest lake has had two boat ramps, but this past season, one ramp has been out of service. The $390,000 project is funded by Capital …

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Investment in outdoor recreation continues at Lake McConaughy

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas in 2021 will continue to see improvements to infrastructure, amenities, facilities and accessibility around the two popular reservoirs. Projects the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled for construction in 2021 are: • A large boating access project at Martin Bay and Cedar View has begun and will include improvements, such as new boat ramps and docks, accessible parking, a fish-cleaning station, restrooms and area lighting. The …

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