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Bluestem State Recreation Area


Park Snapshot


Anglers especially enjoy this 742-acre state recreation area, situated 2l/2 miles west of Sprague. The 325-acre lake offers diverse action for anglers of all abilities. Opportunity awaits to try for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike and wiper among others.

Boating is allowed at Bluestem, and boaters find there is easy access to the water from strategically located ramps. The 417 acres of land around the lake give hunters plenty of room to maneuver for pheasants, quail, squirrel cottontail rabbit, waterfowl and deer.


Campers and picnickers have up-to-date facilities, along with a swimming beach, drinking water, toilets and dump station. There is also an archery range for those who want to sharpen their skills.

Overnight Accommodations

Camping Facilities:
19 camping pads without electricity
200 non-pad sites without electricity

Bluestem State Recreation Area campground offers fishing, swimming beach, picnicking and primitive camping.

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: No

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

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 62
Grills: 97
Shelters: 0
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: Yes

Types: All
Ramps: 3
Docks: 4
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: No

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: Yes

Pools: 0
Beaches: 1

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

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