Union Pacific State Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Union Pacific State Recreation Area

Nebraska

(308) 865-5305

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Overview

Union Pacific State Recreation Area is a destination for visitors looking to experience outdoor activities like boating, picnicking, and fishing while still having access to camping in modern, comfortable facilities. The area's lake attracts both powered and non-powered boaters. Union Pacific also has picnic tables, grills, and picnic shelters perfect for a scenic lunch break from boating and fishing. During an overnight stay at the campsite, visitors will have access to modern restrooms and drinking water from their non-padded primitive camping site.

Located near the city of Kearney, Union Pacific allows easy access to numerous restaurants and shopping. Visitors can also stop by the Museum of Nebraska Art nearby for a great cultural experience to complement an outdoor excursion. There is no need to compromise comfort or convenience at Union Pacific when taking part in outdoor recreational activities! It's a great place for families to experience the outdoors together without ever being too far from modern amenities.

Map of Union Pacific State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.671590, -99.255767

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Activities

  • Boating

    The area has lakes open to boats, both powered and non-powered.

  • Camping

    There is a camping site complete with water and modern restrooms.

  • Fishing

    The area has fishing opportunities.

  • Picnicking

    Union Pacific has picnic tables and grills available for visitors, as well as picnic shelters.

Directions

Driving

I-80 Exit 263 Odessa, NE.

From Lincoln : Head west on O St/US-34 toward S 12th Street Continue to follow O St 3.0 miles Take the ramp onto I-80 W 133 miles Take exit 263 toward Odessa 0.3 miles Turn right at NE-10B/Odessa Rd (signs for Odessa) 0.1 miles Turn right at Union Pacific State Park

From Kearney : Head south on 5th Ave toward W 25th St/US-30 , 52 feet Turn left at W 25th St/US-30 , 0.2 miles Turn right at 2nd Ave/NE-44 Continue to follow 2nd Ave , 2.0 miles Merge onto I-80 W via the ramp to N Platte , 8.7 miles Take exit 263 toward Odessa , 0.3 miles Turn right at NE-10B/Odessa Rd (signs for Odessa) , 0.1 miles Turn right at Union Pacific State Park

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 865-5305

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