Glenn Cunningham Lake

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Glenn Cunningham Lake

Nebraska

(402) 453-0202

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Overview

Glenn Cunningham Lake, named for former Omaha mayor and U.S. Congressman Glenn C. Cunningham, is located in north central Omaha. The lake project opened to the public in 1977. The lake has a 390 acre surface area and a maximum depth of approximately 23 ft. More than 1,050 acres of parkland surround the lake. This including 450 acres, north of state Highway 36, designated as wildlife area. Visitors enjoy picnicking, no-wake boating, and fishing. The lake has become a popular spot for windsurfing. Boat rentals are available during the summer months. Snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, and cross-country skiing are permitted during winter months. There are also hiking and bicycling opportunities on asphalt trails. Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails. The 58- pad campground has a comfort station complete with showers; 41 campsites have electrical hookups. The campground, open April through October is operated by the City of Omaha.

Map of Glenn Cunningham Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 41.343238, -96.049961

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boat rentals are available during the summer months for no-wake boating.

  • Bicycling

    Asphault trails are available for hiking and bicycling.

  • Camping

    The 58- pad campground has a comfort station complete with showers; 41 campsites have electrical hookups. The campground, open April through October is operated by the City of Omaha.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a popular way to enjoy all that Glenn Cunningham Lake has to offer.

  • Hiking

    Asphault trails are available for hiking and bicycling.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas and shelters are available at Glenn Cunningham Lake.

  • Water Sports

    Glenn Cunningham Lake provides conditions that are ideal for windsurfing, making this a popular destination.

Seasonality/Weather

During winter months, many of the activities of summer are replaced with snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, and cross-country skiing. The campground is closed during the winter.

Directions

Driving

The park is located along 96th Street with entrances at State Highway 36, State Street, 96th Street and Rainwood Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(402) 453-0202

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