Alexandria State Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Alexandria State Recreation Area


(402) 729-5777

Map Directions

Things To Do


Alexandria is a small recreation area encompassing 55 acres of land with two lakes totalling 46 acres of water. The area is fairly level with mature trees offering fishing, picnic shelters and campsites. Western history buffs will want to visit Rock Creek Station State Historical Park which is located approximately 22 miles from Alexandria State Recreation Area. It is at Rock Creek Station SHP that "Wild Bill" Hickok began his notorious career.

Map of Alexandria State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.232521, -97.337304



  • Boating

    There is electric motor, non-powered boating allowed in the lake. No boat ramps available.

  • Bicycling

    Cyclists are welcome to explore the paved roads encircling the park's boundaries.

  • Camping

    Alexandria State Recreation Area offers primitive camping with some sites having 30-amp electrical hook-ups.

  • Fishing

    Anglers can fish from shore or via boat on the lake's forty-six acres.

  • Picnicking

    Pack a lunch and enjoy a tranquil picnic overlooking the lake. Picnic tables and shelters are available at the park.

  • RVing

    Forty-six sites in the campground offer 30-amp electrical hook-ups.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors to the park can swim, kayak, or canoe in the lake.

Park Partners

Beach Cafe

Beach cafe offers groceries (food items), hot meals, ice cream, candy and bait



From Fairbury Go west on State Highway #136 to State Highway #53. Go north on #53 until you get to the town of Alexandria. Turn east (right) on the blacktop recreation road, go three miles. Turn south (right again) and go one mile to the park entrance. From State Highway # 4 You may simply drop south on #53 and go to Alexandria. Turn east on the blacktop recreation road for 3 miles, turn south for one mile.

Phone Numbers


(402) 729-5777