Smith Creek

Smith Creek

856 Co Rd 448
Utica, NE 68456
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 which stores 142 acre feet of water. Constructed in 1983, the Smith Creek dam and reservoir was designed primarily to provide aquifer recharge and recreational opportunities. Waterfowl hunting is permitted within the boundaries of the Smith Creek Recreation Area.  
 




 

Video: Fall Flyover

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