Stagecoach State Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Stagecoach State Recreation Area


(402) 796-2362

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Things To Do


Stagecoach State Recreation Area, like other areas in the Salt Valley, provides a variety of outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy.

Although not as large as some of the other reservoirs, the 195 water acres offer basically the same fish species at the other Salt Valley lakes. There are two fishing piers on the lake, one of which is accessible, as well as two boat ramps. The area also encompasses 607 acres of land and offers opportunities for boating, fishing and picnicking. Camping facilities include sites with electricity and pads as well as non-pad sites without electricity.

The 412 land acres are open to hunting for pheasant, quail, dove and more, in season.

Map of Stagecoach State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.597611, -96.638747



  • Boating

    The reservoir is open to all types of boats but a five mile per hour limit is regulated. A ramp and dock are available for the convenience of boaters.

  • Camping

    Stagecoach offers both electrical and primitive camping. Twenty-two sites include camping pads with electrical hookups; 50 are non-pad sites without electricity. There are no modern restrooms or showers.

  • Fishing

    The 195-acre reservoir offers basically the same fish species as the other Salt Valley Lakes. There are two fishing piers on the lake--one of the piers is accessible.

  • Picnicking

    The recreation area boasts 45 picnic tables and 46 grills scattered in areas around the reservoir to ensure ample picnicking opportunities for visitors.

  • RVing

    Stagecoach contains 22 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30/50-amp) that are non-reservable.



From Lincoln, travel south on HWY 77 approximately 9 miles to spur 55-G, go east on spur 55-G to Hickman. Proceed two miles south on 68th Street to Panama Road, and go west on Panama Road to reach the entrance in less than a mile.

Phone Numbers


(402) 796-2362