Alexandria State Recreation Area

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Food Service
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking

Alexandria is a peaceful, scenic recreation area encompassing 55 acres of land with two lakes totalling 46 acres of water. The area is fairly level with mature trees for shade and offers fishing, picnic shelters and campsites.



The two lakes at Alexandria have recently been renovated and offer excellent fishing opportunities, particularly for bass. Other available species include bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, crappie and redear sunfish.

For more information on fishing opportunities here and at parks across the state, visit the interactive public fishing areas map. This map provides detailed information on available species, regulations, public boat ramps, fish cleaning stations and ADA-accessible boat ramps and docks , among other features in reservoirs, lakes, streams and rivers statewide. Lake contour maps are available for some lakes, as well.


Both lakes at Alexandra State Recreation Area are no wake lakes. No docks or ramps are available.


A small swimming beach is available, though no lifeguard is on duty.




RV and tent camping

The modern campground has plenty of shade trees and offers 40 sites with 30-amp electrical hookup, 5 sites with 50-amp electrical hookup and 8 sites without electricity. The campground offers water, modern restrooms, playground and dump station.

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A park entry permit is required and may be purchased at Game and Parks offices and permit vendors or in advance of your arrival online.

Residents $30 for an annual permit, duplicate annual permits are available for $15 and daily permits for $6.
For vehicles not registered and licensed in Nebraska $45 for an annual permit, duplicate annuals permits are available for $22.50 and daily permits for $8.

Camping – (first-come, first-served)
$8 Primitive
$15 Camping no camp pad with electric

For a complete list of all state park, state recreation area and state historical park fees, click here.

Nearby attractions

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

Western history buffs will want to visit Rock Creek Station State Historical Park which is located approximately 22 miles from Alexandria State Recreation Area. It is at Rock Creek Station that Wild Bill Hickok began his notorious career.

Contact Information

Address: Alexandria SRA | 57426 710th Rd | Fairbury, NE 68352-5550
Phone: (402) 729-5777

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