Yankee Hill Lake

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Yankee Hill Lake


(402) 453-0202

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Yankee Hill is located just 3.5 miles east of Denton, NE, with a surface area of 208 acres and 5 miles of shoreline. Only boats with electric motors are allowed on this lake. Facilities include primitive camping, a dog training area and a boat ramp. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

This Corps area is leased to the State of Nebraska. A Saltcreek tributary, the lake has a surface area of 210 acres and 5 miles of shoreline. This facility is a wildlife management area so a park entry permit is not required.

Map of Yankee Hill Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 40.725648, -96.787758



  • Boating

    Only boats with electric motors are allowed on this lake.

  • Camping

    Primitive camping is allowed.

  • Fishing

    Fishing opportunities include largemouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, bluegill, crappie, northern pike, and walleye.

  • Hunting

    For the hunter or wildlife enthusiast, the adjoining 520 acres provide habitat for ring-necked pheasant, bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbit, various waterfowl and white-tailed deer.

  • Picnicking

    Facilities include primitive camping, vault toilets, and a boat ramp. Yankee Hill provides the second dog training area within the Salt Creek Projects.

  • Water Sports

    Electric Boating is permitted.

  • Winter Sports

    Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snow appreciation is observed.


Cool winters are followed by warm, humid summers.



12 miles southwest of Lincoln, NE and three miles southeast of Denton. The entrance is on SW 40th Street between W. Denton Road and W. Rokeby Road.

Phone Numbers


(402) 453-0202