Constructed in 1998, the Oxbow Trail Recreation Area is located 1.5 miles east of Ulysses, Nebraska,and features a 39-surface-acre lake that can store 274-acre feet of water. Named for the nearby Oxbow Trail used by pioneers during the mid-1850s, the dam and reservoir was designed to provide flood control, wildlife habitat, and recreation. The lake’s water source is supplied by rainfall and underground springs. A fishing jetty is accessible on the west side of the lake along with a boat ramp and dock. The recreation area is open to hiking and camping. The trapping of furbearers is permitted during the allowable hunting and trapping season.
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