Nebraska has over 80 areas in its state park system and many wonderful more primitive, quiet state recreation areas just off the beaten path, I call these areas the ‘diamonds in the rough.’ With Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day tomorrow (Sat., May 21) and the unofficial kick off of summer – Memorial Day Weekend - beckoning, I can’t think of a better time give ‘em a mention and suggest one in the process for you to visit.
Truly, one of my favorite ‘diamonds in the rough,’ not too far from Omaha where I live, for good all-around sport fishing and nice tent camping, is the scenic 345-acre Summit Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) near Tekamah. Below are some pics of the 190-acre Summit Lake known for its healthy bluegill fishery.
Pretty isn’t it? Say, lake bottom contour maps for fishing and boating, such as this one below of Summit Lake, are available on our Game and Parks website at this link: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Fishing/programs/lakemapping/lakemapping.asp
Click here to find out specific info on Nebraska state park and recreation areas near you: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
See you out there, discovering a ‘diamond in the rough’ as I have!