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Boating At Lewis And Clark Lake In Nebraska

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Lewis And Clark Lake, Nebraska

Free Public Boating & Watersport Activities

Nestled along the border of Nebraska and South Dakota, Lewis and Clark Lake offers a captivating boating experience amidst its stunning natural beauty. Boaters can explore the expansive waters of the lake, which is formed by the Missouri River, providing ample space for leisurely cruises and thrilling water adventures. The lake features well-maintained boat launch ramps, ensuring easy access for boaters to launch their vessels and set sail into the serene expanse of water.

For those seeking additional amenities and services, Lewis and Clark Lake offers a marina. Boaters can find various facilities, including boat storage, fueling stations, and provisions for their convenience and peace of mind.

During the season, the lake becomes a bustling hub for popular water sports, attracting enthusiasts of water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and more. The expansive waters and favorable weather conditions create an ideal environment for adrenaline-pumping water activities and unforgettable moments with family and friends.

Fishing is a cherished activity at Lewis and Clark Lake, known for its abundance of fish species. Anglers can try their luck at catching walleye, catfish, bass, and other prized catches, making it a favored destination for both experienced anglers and novices.

Lewis and Clark Lake also offer camping facilities, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. With designated camping areas and stunning views of the lake, camping at Lewis and Clark Lake provides a truly immersive experience amidst the embrace of nature.

Boating on Lewis and Clark Lake presents an exceptional opportunity to bask in the beauty of the great outdoors, engage in thrilling water sports, enjoy memorable fishing expeditions, and create lasting memories with loved ones amidst the picturesque setting along the Nebraska-South Dakota border.

Lewis and Clark Lake in Nebraska is surrounded by cities and attractions that offer a mix of experiences. The town of Crofton provides local charm with its historic downtown and community events. Nearby attractions include the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, offering camping, hiking, and water activities. Visitors can explore the Gavin's Point Dam, a significant hydroelectric facility. The reservoir's proximity to these areas ensures a blend of natural beauty and recreational opportunities, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Sharing the NE and SD border, Lewis And Clark Lake is a 31,000-acre impoundment on the Missouri River. The lake is 25 miles long and a great place for all types of water sport activities. Boating of all types from sailing and pontoon boats, to canoes and kayaks are popular here. There are multiple places to launch a boat and plenty of camping and RV spots along the waters edge. On the SD side is a full marina with boat rentals plus boating, fishing and camping supplies. The marina area also has boat rentals and a complete restaurant. Fishing here is excellent. Catfish, walleye, sauger and saugeye are among the favorites. Tasty walleye spend summers and winters in deeper water around structure related to the river channel, and move shallow in spring preferring rocky areas. Catfish relate to the river channel and often move shallow to feed. The lake also has an abundant population of bass, crappie, sunfish and northern pike. There are miles of shoreline accessible for bank fishing.

Lewis And Clark Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


South Shore Campground - 402 388-4169

Burbach Campground - 402 388-4169

Miller Creek Campground - 402 388-4169

Weigand Campground - 402 388-4169

Lewis And Clark Lake Map


Fish species found in Lewis And Clark Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, rock bass, white bass, northern pike, saugeye and sauger.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Rock Bass White Bass Northern pike Sauger Saugeye

Nebraska fishing license - click here.

Local Contact Information

Lewis And Clark Lake
Nebraska Game & Park Commission
54731 897 Rd
Crofton, NE 68730
402 388-4169

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