Zorinsky Lake

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Zorinsky Lake

Nebraska

(402) 453-0202

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Things To Do

Overview

The newest lake in the Omaha area is Zorinsky Lake, named for the late U.S. Senator Edward Zorinsky. Located in west Omaha, the 253 acre lake opened to the public in 1993 and is operated by the City of Omaha.Visitors at this day-use only facility can enjoy a variety of activities including fishing, no-wake boating, hiking, cycling, nature study, baseball, soccer, football and winter sports.

The Zorinsky lake project has one of the few native tall grass prairies remaining in eastern Nebraska. The 40-acre Bauermeister Prairie, named for the former landowner Fred Bauermeister, is home to numerous birds, animals, and 120 species of plants.

Map of Zorinsky Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 41.219496, -96.173794

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Activities

  • Boating

    Many of the facilities at Zorinsky are universally accessible, including the fishing pier, located near the dam.

  • Fishing

    The lake has a surface area of 255 acres and a maximum depth of 30 feet, perfect for the angler in all of us.

  • Hiking

    Asphalt trails exist for hiking and bicycling.

  • Horseback Riding

    Trails are available for the four legged, ridable friends.

  • Picnicking

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

  • Water Sports

    Although the youngest in its class, responsible boating is observed.

  • Winter Sports

    Sledding, ice skating, ice fishing and cross-country skiing are permitted in the winter months.

Seasonality/Weather

Cool dry winters are followed by an explosion of spring annual plant specie. Look out for hot summers, often characterized by wet summer rains.

Directions

Driving

South of West Center Road with entrances on 156th and 168th streets.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(402) 453-0202

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