Memphis State Recreation Area

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Memphis State Recreation Area

Nebraska

(402) 796-2362

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Overview

Memphis State Recreation Area is a 163-acre state recreation area with a 48-acre lake. The area offers primitive camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Only electric- or non-powered boats are allowed at Memphis, a rule that helps maintain the peaceful surroundings.

The area features a large campground with dozens of mature, shade-producing trees scattered throughout. The playgrounds and open grassy areas give youngsters plenty of room to play, and the campground wraps around the north lake shore, providing dozens of campsites along the water's edge.

Memphis SRA's 48-acre lake was recently renovated. The lake has refilled, and stocking of largemouth bass, bluegills and channel catfish has begun. Biologists are also considering stocking orangespotted and redear sunfish.

Nearby attractions include the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

Map of Memphis State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.100437, -96.439596

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Activities

  • Boating

    Only electric- or non-powered boats are allowed on the 48-acre lake at Memphis. This rule that helps maintain the peaceful surroundings. A ramp provides access.

  • Camping

    The area features a large campground with dozens of mature, shade-producing trees scattered throughout. The playgrounds and open grassy areas give youngsters plenty of room to play, and the campground wraps around the north lake shore, providing dozens of campsites along the water's edge. Camping is primitive -- there are 150 non-pad campsites available, but none have electricity.

  • Fishing

    Memphis SRA's 48-acre lake was recently renovated. The lake has refilled, and stocking of largemouth bass, bluegills and channel catfish has begun. Biologists are also considering stocking orangespotted and redear sunfish.

  • Hiking

    Memphis SRA offers one mile of hiking trail.

  • Picnicking

    The are 124 picnic tables and 125 grills for visitor enjoyment. The area also boasts four shelters, none with electricity.

Park Partners

Pine Cove Diner

(402) 944-3117

Directions

Driving

From Lincoln, go north on hwy 77 to hwy 63 (located between Ceresco and Wahoo). Take hwy 63 east to Memphis and go through Memphis to park and watch signs. From Omaha, go west on interstate 80 to the Greenwood Interchange, then north on hwy 63 to hwy 6, east on hwy 6/63 to Ashland, and north on hwy 63 to Memphis. Go through Memphis and watch for signs to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(402) 796-2362

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