Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District
protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the future

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lakes and wildlife areas
wildwood lake
timber point lake
red cedar lake
meadowlark lake
cottontail lake
merganser lake
wild plum lake
tanglewood lake
Little Salt Springs
trails and conservation corridors
mopac east trail
oak creek trail
lied bridge
homestead trail
lincoln saline wetland nature center
whitehead saline wetland

Cast Yourself into Nature

Recreation NRD lakes, trails and wetlands provide an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation. All are available without fees or entry permits for everyone's enjoyment.

Our eight public access lakes are operated primarily for flood control, but are also enjoyed for fishing, hiking, camping, no wake boating and more.  All three trails operated by the NRD are among the best anywhere, with great rural scenery, good maintenance and excellent support by users throughout the District.  The NRD's saline wetlands offer access to one of the rarest land types on earth. 

Rules and regulations are posted at each public access site, and fortunately most users follow them.  If you witness rule violations contact local law enforcement or the NRD at 402-476-2729.

The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts has created a listing of NRD outdoor recreation areas statewide that includes photos, maps and available activities. Handy phone apps are also available for Apple and Android.