Two Rivers State Recreation Area

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Two Rivers State Recreation Area


(402) 359-5165

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The chance to sleep in an authentic retired caboose, put-and-take trout fishing, and outstanding camping facilities highlight the outdoor fun at Two Rivers State Recreation Area, located southwest of Venice, Nebraska. The 622-acre area boasts 320 acres of water in several sandpit lakes. Besides a variety of fishing opportunities and non-powered boating, there is an unsupervised swimming beach and concession. Two Rivers also has bicycles for rent and an accessible fishing pier. There are plentiful picnic tables and grills.

With five camping areas and 206 padded sites, Two Rivers can handle everything from pup tents to huge RVs. Some sites have water and electrical hookups. Modern restrooms, showers, drinking water, and a sanitation station are conveniently located nearby. For those camping with a tent, Two Rivers offers tent camping sites. Ten bright train cabooses have been refurbished by the Game and Parks Commission to sleep six. Permanently side-tracked on actual rails, the cabooses offer a unique lodging opportunity from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Map of Two Rivers State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.216408, -96.352194



  • Boating

    There are 320 acres of water in five ponds adjacent to the Platte River open for boating. There is also river access.

  • Bicycling

    Two Rivers is a beautiful place to bike, and has bicycles for rent.

  • Camping

    Two rivers boasts two modern campsites, with a total of 206 padded sites. Some have electrical and water hookups, as well as access to a sanitation station.

  • Fishing

    The area's ponds offer fishing.

  • Hiking

    There are short trails for hiking in the area.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is allowed in the park.

  • Picnicking

    There are abundant picnic tables and grills for a scenic outdoor meal.

  • RVing

    The modern campsites have RV sites complete with water and electrical hookups, as well as access to a sanitation station.

  • Water Sports

    There is a swimming beach as well as river access for boating.



From Omaha , take Q street (west) all the way out or Center Street to 264th street and turn South at the flashing light. From Lincoln take I_80 East; get off at the Gretna exit, go North and take Hwy 31/6 North to Q street then go West. From Fremont or Omaha take Hwy 275 to Meigs Street/252nd exit in Valley, Ne, go South crossing the railroad tracks then take 264th street, exit just before 3-M entrance and go straight South 6 miles past the flashing light. From I-80 get off on West Dodge exit take Dodge street west to the "Y" choose Hwy 92 and take it to 264th Street turn South at the flashing light at Venice Nebraska.

Phone Numbers


(402) 359-5165