Wehrspann lake, located in southwest Omaha, is operated by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. The lake, which opened in 1988, was named in honor of Jerry Wehrspann, the late NRD general manager. The surface area of the lake is 239 acres. Visitors at this day-use only facility can enjoy biking, hiking, and jogging trails, nature trails, an arboretum, native prairie grasses, and a bird-watching/waterfowl observation platform.
The NRD's natural Resources Center features a visitor center with a variety of conservation exhibits and nature displays.
The lake has a surface area of 246 acres with a maximum depth of 30 feet, perfect for a leisure afternoon of boating (limit 5mph).
A 169-acre site south of State Highway 370 is allocated for wildlife management. The area offers concrete biking/ hiking trails, a nature trail, an arboretum, native prairie grasses and a waterfowl observation platform.
The universally accessible fishing pier is a popular feature.
Concrete hiking trails as well as a leisure nature trail expose the natural landscape of the parkland.
Seven picnic areas are offered, two of which have playgrounds. A large group shelter, that can accommodate 100 people, may be reserved by contacting the PMR-NRD. All other picnic shelters are available on a first - come, first-served basis.
The project attracts fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Sledding, ice skating, and cross-country skiing are permitted in the winter months.
Cool dry winters are followed by wet, warm springs and summers.
Highway 370 to Highway 50 - go north to Giles road, then west to reach the main entrance.