Summit Lake State Recreation Area

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Summit Lake State Recreation Area


(402) 468-5611

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Summit Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for all anglers, as well as a great spot for family recreation. The addition of jetties gives bank anglers access to deeper water. Species of fish commonly found include bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie and walleye. For families the area offers new playground facilities, group campsites, and historical sites to explore. The lake is part of Summit Lake State Recreation Area, a 190-acre Natural Resources District lake with 345 acres of land.

The area also offers hiking, hunting, boating, picnicking, a trailer sanitation station, and a swimming beach. There are 26 camper pads and an additional 32 non-designated campsites. Summit Lake has playground equipment consisting of swing set, jungle gym, and a teeter totter for families that visit. In addition a horseshoe pit, and a sand volleyball court have been added.

Also nearby is the Burt County's Museum located in Tekamah, Nebraska in the historic E.C. Houston House, built in 1904. The house makes a great historical and architectural destination; the interior of the fourteen-room E.C. Houston House remains much as it was with beautiful cut-glass windows, a restored schoolhouse, and beautifully maintained grounds complete with old streetlights. It is a unique photo opportunity!

Map of Summit Lake State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.758240, -96.298680



  • Boating

    Visitors can use both motorized and non-motorized boats in Summit Lake, with a five mph speed limit.

  • Camping

    There are 26 camper pads and an additional 32 non-designated campsites. There is also a group campsite.

  • Hiking

    There are short easy hiking trails, perfect for families.

  • Hunting

    The area offers the opportunity to hunt.

  • Picnicking

    There are 73 picnic tables available, as well as 62 grills and two picnic shelters.

  • Water Sports

    There is a swimming beach along the lake.

Park Partners

Burt County Museum

Burt County Museum's Mission Statement: To collect, preserve and develop appreciation of the history of Burt County and artifacts associated with that history and to educate the public in connection therewith.

(402) 374-1505



Summit Lake from Tekamah: Take Highway 32 , 3 miles west turn south (left) on county road 31 for 1.6 miles. From Oakland NE Intersection Highway 32 & 77. Take highway 32 east 10.9 miles turn south (right) county road 31 and follow 1.6 miles

Phone Numbers


(402) 468-5611