Standing Bear Lake

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Standing Bear Lake


(402) 453-0202

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Standing Bear Lake, located in northwest Omaha, is operated by the city of Omaha. Named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear, the lake project opened in 1977. With a surface area of 135 acres and a maximum depth of about 24 feet, Standing Bear Lake offers a choice of water recreation as well as land on its surrounding 396 acres of parkland.

Visitors are reminded that this is a day-use only facility where they can enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, cycling, nature study, and winter sports.

Map of Standing Bear Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 41.312822, -96.129170



  • Boating

    Non motorized boating is allowed, unfortunately no wake boarding.

  • Bicycling

    Available mountain bike trails give opportunity to explore parts of the 396 acre parkland.

  • Fishing

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stocks the lake with rainbow trout every fall to supplement the winter fishery.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails throughout the 396 acre park allow for an interesting perspective to witness the natural landscape. Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails.

  • Picnicking

    Two picnic shelters may be reserved by contacting the Omaha Parks Department; otherwise they are available on a first come first serve basis.

  • Water Sports

    Non motorized boating is popular however no wake boarding is allowed.


Mild warm summers are followed by a temperate fall and cold dry winters.



N.W. Metro Omaha, near 132nd & Fort with entrances at 144th, 132nd, and Fort Streets.

Phone Numbers


(402) 453-0202