Smith Creek

856 Co Rd 448 Utica, NE 68456
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Close enough to the Utica exit on I-80 to make it an easy drive, but far enough away you won’t be bothered by traffic noise, you’ll find a picturesque 20-surface acre lake surrounded by trees and prairie grasses. A boat dock invites you to glide into the water in a kayak or canoe and enjoy paddling through the still waters. Smith Creek Recreation Area is frequently used for weekend camping and scouting adventures in the summer. In the fall, it’s the perfect place to hunt, fish, hike and relax. 

The Smith Creek Recreation Area features a 20-surface-acre lake that stores 142 acre-feet of water. Constructed in 1983, the Smith Creek dam and reservoir were designed primarily to provide aquifer recharge and recreational opportunities. Waterfowl hunting is permitted within the boundaries of the Smith Creek Recreation Area.  

If you see vandalism or another illicit activity taking place, please call the sheriff's department immediately: (402) 643-2359.




 

Amenities

Waterfowl Hunting
Walking Trails
Tent Camping
Swimming
Snowmobile Trails
Restrooms
Playground Equipment
Picnic Shelter
Parking
Fishing
Equestrian Trails
Drinking Water
Cross-Country Skiing
Boating
Wildlife Viewing