Blue River State Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Blue River State Recreation Area


(402) 471-5566

Map Directions

Things To Do



Situated on the West Fork of the Big Blue River, this state recreation area is a haven for anglers and people seeking a tranquil surroundings. This day-use only area only provides "walk-in" pedestrian river access.

Map of Blue River State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.706270, -97.119710



  • Fishing

    Fishing and river access great anglers who visit Blue River State Recreation Area.

  • Picnicking

    Pack a lunch and enjoy an overlook of the Blue River where you can find picnic tables, charcoal grills, vault toilers and river access.


The summer time provides the best time for fishing and picnic opportunities.



Blue River State Recreation Area is 30 miles west and south of Lincoln, NE on Highway 6. It is 5 miles North of Dorchester, NE.

From Lincoln : Head west on O St/US-34 toward S 12th Street Continue to follow O St , 3.0 miles Take the ramp onto I-80 W , 14.7 miles Take exit 382 for US-6 toward Milford , 0.3 miles Turn left at NE-2/L-80H Link/Matzke Rd N (signs for Milford) , 0.6 miles Continue straight onto US-6

From Doechester : Head north on NE-76B/Washington Ave toward NE-33 49 feet Turn left at NE-33 , 0.5 miles Turn right at W Line St , 0.4 miles Continue on State Spur 76B/Westline Rd , 0.2 miles Continue straight onto NE-76B , 0.4 miles Turn right at NE-15/US-6

From Milford : Head west on 5th St/US-6 toward S D Street Continue to follow US-6 , 7.8 miles

Phone Numbers


(402) 471-5566