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Lewis and Clark SRA, NE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Wed Jul 27 2016


Nebraska's second largest lake, Lewis & Clark straddles the northeast border with South Dakota, about 7 miles north of Crofton on Nebraska Highway 121. The lake is about 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 45 feet. It draws its name from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, which camped nearby on their epic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase. This state recreation area includes five areas on the south side of the lake: Weigand-Burbach, Miller Creek, Bloomfield, South Shore and Deep Water.

Lewis & Clark State Recreation area offers beautiful new modern housekeeping cabins situated on the shore of Lewis and Clark Lake, offering a beautiful scenic view of the lake and the bluffs. The cabins can be rented one year in advance. Cabins are two-bedroom air conditioned/heated units, with two queen beds and three single beds, with a maximum occupancy of eight. Cabins are equipped with linens, towels, stove, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, microwave oven and kitchen service for eight. Complete with a covered patio, picnic table, outdoor grill and campfire ring. All cabins are smoke free.
Camping facilities are excellent at Lewis & Clark SRA, and this has been an extremely popular area with campers and boaters for a long time. RVers will find some choice facilities, complete with 30/50-amp electrical hookups. Showers are located at the Weigand-Burbach area.

Weigand Area Campground is the Park Headquarters. There are camping pads with electricity, tent camping sites, a coin operated shower house, and playground. Burbach Area Campground is next to the Weigand campground and it provides campers with nice summer shade. This areas has camping pads with electricity, non-electrical gravel pad sites, coin operated shower house, a playground, picnic shelter, swimming beach, and RV dump station.

Cabin Notes
Burbach Area has 10 fully furnished cabins reservable one year in advance. Each cabin has two-bedrooms, air conditioned/heated and is furnished with blankets, towels, stove, refrigerators, microwaves, silverware and cooking utensils. Each cabin has a front porch with a view of the lake with a picnic table and grill. All of these cabins are located on the beautiful shores of Lewis and Clark Lake.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing River
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Grills
  • Group Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging Cabins
  • Marina
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Dining
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golfing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Grocery Store
  • Motel
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information

Lewis & Clark SRA is on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River and Cabins are available year round. Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. Check-in prior to 4 p.m.clock is not allowed. If arriving after office hours, please make arrangements with park office for cabin check-in procedures. This is a smoke free facility.

Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite. An extra tent may be used for dependant children only. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours. Pets are allowed, but they must be kept on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. Campers staying over must re-register by 2 p.m. Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 2 p.m. Campers must vacate their campsite no later than 2:00 p.m. on the date the camping reservation or registration expires.

When a reservation is made one year to the date in advance, the arrival date must remain the same within that reservation. No cancellation of that arrival date is allowed.

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):
42.84333, -97.52083
42°50'36"N, 97°31'15"W

9 miles north of Crofton on HWY 121, 4 miles west on HWY 54C.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark SRA
54731 897 Rd
Crofton  NE  68730-3290

Phone Number:

Project Office: (402)388-4169
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