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Memphis State Recreation Area


Park Snapshot


Memphis State Recreation Area is a 163-acre state recreation area with a 48-acre lake. The area offers primitive camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Only electric- or non-powered boats are allowed at Memphis — a rule that helps maintain the peaceful surroundings.


The area features a large campground with dozens of mature, shade-producing trees scattered throughout. The playgrounds and open grassy areas give youngsters plenty of room to play, and the campground wraps around the north lake shore, providing dozens of campsites along the water's edge.

Memphis SRA's 48-acre lake was recently renovated. The lake has refilled, and stocking of largemouth bass, bluegills and channel catfish has begun. Biologists are also considering stocking orangespotted and redear sunfish.

Nearby attractions include the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

Overnight Accommodations

Camping Facilities:
150 non-pad sites without electricity

Camping at Memphis State Recreation Area is primitive. There are 150 non-pad campsites available, but none have electricity.

Facility Details

Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: No
Dump Station: Yes
Showers: No
Laundry: No

Lodging: No

Cabins: 0
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: Yes

Hiking: 1 miles
Mtn. Bike: 0 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses: No

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 124
Grills: 125
Shelters: 4
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: Yes

Types: Electric motor, non-powered
Ramps: 1
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: No

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: No

Pools: 0
Beaches: 0

Concessions: Yes

Icehouse Concession Stand

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

During the summer season, you may contact the Ice House Concession at (402) 432-4695. Thank you.

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