Pioneer Trails Recreation Area

Pioneer Trails Recreation Area

1714 E 14th Rd
Aurora, NE 68818
Just a mile from highway 34 near Aurora sits a tranquil lake with lots to offer. Pioneer Trails Recreation Areas features amenities such as picnic shelters, grills, restrooms, and camp sites for RVs and tents. The amphitheater overlooking the lake is a great place for a gathering or performance. Trails around the lake are perfect for biking and hiking, horseback riding, or dog walking. Fishing, boating and swimming are popular activities at this park. If you have the proper licenses, you can also hunt ducks, geese, deer, pheasant, quail, turkey, and furbearers.

The Pioneer Trails Recreation Area features a 40-surface-acre lake which can store 277 acre feet of water. Constructed on a tributary of Lincoln Creek in 1986, the project was designed to provide flood control, aquifer recharge, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities.

Target shooting is prohibited. Discharging center-fire and rim-fire rifles, handguns, and muzzle-loading firearms are prohibited unless a special trapping permit is issued by the District. Hunting is prohibited on the south 250 feet on the lands located in the SW 1/4 of Section 26 designated for public use.
 

Camping

Tent and RV camping are allowed at Anderson Recreation Area and Pioneer Trails recreation area. The cost is $5 for tent camping/night and $15 for RV camping/night. Payment is made on-site at the parks and camping spots are first come first served. No advance reservations are available. 

The final day of the camping season will be Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 4 p.m. Day use of the recreation area will continue year-round. 





Video: Fall Flyover

Amenities
Amphitheater
Biking Trails
Boat Ramp
Boating
Cross-Country Skiing
Drinking Water
Electrical Hookups
Equestrian Trails
Fishing
Handicap Facilities
Hunting
Parking
Picnic Shelter
Restrooms
RV Camping
Snowmobile Trails
Swimming
Tent Camping
Walking Trails
Wildlife Viewing