Pioneer State Recreation Area

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Pioneer State Recreation Area


(402) 471-5566

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Pioneer State Recreation Area is day use only and has no facilities. This eight-acre area is located 1.5 miles south of Swedeburg in Saunders County.

The area is a former wayside area, which once served as stopping points for highway travelers. Wayside areas were phased out in 1984. Some became modern rest areas while others became state recreation areas. The area has a parking lot, vault latrine and picnic shelters. No camping is allowed.

Map of Pioneer State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.114000, -96.621730




From Lincoln, head west on O St/US-34 toward S 12th St for 0.2 miles, turn right at N 10th St for 0.2 miles, continue on US-34 W for 1.8 miles. Continue on I-180 N for 1.1 miles, take exit 401D to merge onto I-80 E toward Omaha for 4.6 miles Take exit 405 for 56th St toward US-77 N and turn left at N 56th St/US-77. Continue to follow US-77 for 15 miles and turn right at Highway 17.

Phone Numbers


(402) 471-5566