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Branched Oak SRA, NE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 28 2016
206 site(s) found


Branched Oak, 2 1/2 miles. N of Malcolm via S-55M, is the largest of the Salt Valley Lakes near Lincoln, encompassing 5,595 acres with 1,800 acres of water. The campgrounds have restrooms, showers, drinking water, and 4 dump stations. There are 338 pad sites and ample space for primitive camping.

The area has 4 boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, private marina and concession, several miles of hiking, biking and horse trails, including an area where camping is allowed with horses.

Campground Notes
Camping is permitted in nine public use areas around the lake. Facilities and opportunities range from modern to primitive. Middle Oak Creek Campground (Area #4) offers hard surfaced campsites with 30-amp and 50-amp electrical hookups, non-electrical camper pads and tent sites. Middle Oak Creek campers have access to two modern shower buildings and will also find such other facilities as a dump station, playground, pay phone and boat ramp with limited overnight docks. South Shore Campground (Area #1) offers paved campsites with, 30-amp and 50 amp electrical hookups, 11 full hook up sites, tent sites. Access to 2 coin-operated shower buildings, 2 dump stations, playground, shelter you can rent, at office (seats 60).

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Archery
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Power
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hitching Post
  • Horse Corral
  • Horseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Marina
  • Mounting Blocks
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Restrooms
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail,Supplies
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Skiing - Water
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Trails - Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Within 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Grocery Store
  • Medical Clinic
  • Town
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Car Rentals
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Mall
  • Motel
Alerts and Important Information
Office Details
Office Hours are Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Rest of the year hours are 8 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

A Nebraska State Park Permit is required to enter this park area. A Park Entry Permit is $25 for an Annual Permit, $12.50 for a Duplicate Permit (used for that second vehicle in your family) or a Daily Permit which is $5 per day you are staying. You may purchase your Park Permit prior to your stay by shopping online at All vehicles entering are required to have a valid park entry permit.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.97944, -96.87028
40°58'46"N, 96°52'13"W

Going west on I-80:
Take the North 27th street exit, at the stop sign turn right, go 1/2 mile to Arbor Rd., turn left go 1 mile to North 14th, turn right on North 14th, go to yellow flashing light which is Raymond Rd., Turn left, stay on Raymond Rd. for 8 miles, there will be a curve in the road. If you turn right you will go to areas 14,13,12,11,10 and 9 if you stay on Raymond Rd. you will go to areas 1 (Southshore Campground) ,2,3,4 (Middle Oak Creek Campground), 5,6,7 and 8.

Going east on I-80:
From I-80 take the Seward/HWY 15 exit, which is North to Seward. At the stop light in Seward turn right which will be HWY 34, stay on this HWY for 12 miles you will see a sign that says Branched Oak. There is only one way to turn, which is north and puts you on NW 112th. It takes you through the town of Malcolm. Stay on this road for 5 miles and you are at the lake. If you turn right you will go to areas 14,13,12,11,10 and 9. If you turn left you will go to Areas 1(Southshore Campground),2,3,4 ( Middle Oak Creek Campground),5,6,7 and 8.

Going South on HWY 79:
At the yellow flashing turn right on Raymond Rd, go 4 miles and same as above.

Going North on HWY 77:
stay on 10th St., in Lincoln, take HWY 34 West. Stay on Hwy 34 until you come to the HWY 79 exit, turn right-on HWY 79 stay on this for 5 miles. You will come to a yellow flashing light turn left on Raymond Rd. for 4 miles and at the curve, same as above.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Branched Oak SRA
12000 West Branched Oak Rd.
Raymond  NE  68428-9728

Phone Number:

Project Office: (402)783-3400
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