Swanson Reservoir (Trenton Dam)

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Swanson Reservoir (Trenton Dam)

Nebraska

(308) 276-2671

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Overview

Swanson Reservoir was formed in 1953 by the construction of Trenton Dam on the Republican River 2.5 miles west of Trenton, Nebraska. It's a destination for fishing, wildlife viewing, and hunting. Fishing season is year-round with available species including walleye, crappie, white bass, black bass, northern pike, channel catfish, and wipers. The water level should remain relatively consistent as the irrigation supply reservoir experiences only minor fluctuations. The Swanson Reservoir peaks a vast 4,975 surface acres. Numerous tracts at each reservoir and impoundment in the area provide food and cover for pheasant, quail, small fur-bearing animals, and mule and white-tail deer, so wildlife viewing and photography is a popular activity in the area. There are 3,000 acres of public hunting land available in season. The Swanson Reservoir is open 24 hours a day and there are good access roads open to the public for easy access to the area by car.

Map of Swanson Reservoir (Trenton Dam)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.160116, -101.149750

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Activities

  • Boating

    The reservoir peaks has 4,974 water surface acres, plenty of room for boating.

  • Camping

    The area offers primitive camping sites.

  • Fishing

    Fishing season is year-round with available species including walleye, crappie, white bass, black bass, northern pike, channel catfish, and wipers.

  • Hiking

    Hikers can enjoy extensive wildlife viewing opportunity. Numerous tracts at each reservoir and impoundment in the area provide food and cover for pheasant, quail, small fur-bearing animals, and mule and white-tail deer.

  • Hunting

    There are 3,000 acres of public hunting land available in season.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is welcomed on the land surrounding Swanson Reservoir.

  • Water Sports

    The vast lake is popular for all types of boating and water sports.

Directions

Driving

The Swanson Reservoir/Trenton Dam is 3 miles southwest of Trenton. Nearest highway U.S. 34.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 276-2671

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