Sherman Reservoir

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Sherman Reservoir

Nebraska

(308) 745-0230

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Overview

Sherman Reservoir is a popular fishing, hunting, and camping location in central Nebraska. The recreation area has a 2,845-acre lake and 4,721 land acres. The most popular species sought by anglers are walleye, crappie, catfish, white bass, and northern pike. Fishing typically begins in March when northern pike can be caught in the shallow waters of coves and bays. Perhaps the most popular fishing spot on the reservoir, this small area provides pedestrian and fisherman access to the supply canal immediately below the reservoir's inlet structure. Vault toilet facilities are provided.

Substantial hunting opportunities are available on the Sherman Reservoir Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which includes upland game, big game and waterfowl. Large tracts of upland game habitat exists on the WMA and offer hunting opportunities for pheasant, quail and dove. Big game hunting can also be found on the area with good numbers of deer and turkey. Seasonal waterfowl blinds may be used for waterfowl hunting.

Primitive camping includes 360 non-pad sites. Other facilities include picnic tables, shelters, water, sanitation station, modern restrooms, vault toilets, four boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, coin-operated showers, and concession. Cabin rental and RV camping pads are available through the local concessionaire.

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Latitude, Longitude: 41.304735, -98.898049

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Activities

  • Boating

    All types of boat are allowed in the reservoir; there are three docks, three ramps, a boat rental, and fuel available.

  • Bicycling

    The area's 1,541 acres of land has many opportunities for mountain biking.

  • Camping

    An abundance of recreation sites are located intermittently around the reservoir offering primitive camping and day-use facilities, including drinking water, vault toilets and shelters.

  • Fishing

    Fishing and power boating are the mainstays of this central Nebraska reservoir. Walleye fishing is good along the dam during the spring spawning run, and a few largemouth bass and many crappie can be taken in the bays, off points or in the underwater cover from midspring to early summer. During summer, white bass and catfish can be caught nearly everywhere on the lake.

  • Hunting

    Large tracts of upland game habitat exists on the WMA and offer hunting opportunities for pheasant, quail and dove. Big game hunting can also be found on the area with good numbers of deer and turkey. Seasonal waterfowl blinds may be used for waterfowl hunting.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic tables available to Sherman Reservoir visitors.

  • RVing

    The campground offers RV campers amenities including drinking water and a sanitation station.

  • Water Sports

    The reservoir is very popular with all types of boats, and is a great place for other water sports like water skiing.

Directions

Driving

Nearest highway is Nebraska 92. Site is 5 miles northeast of Loup City.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 745-0230

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