Cheyenne State Recreation Area

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Playground

Cheyenne is a small state recreation area with a 15-acre pond near the community of Wood River. The area offers fishing, camping and picnicking. There are no designated campsites, though tent campers are welcome. Fishing and boating are also permitted.



Anglers will find bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass and yellow perch in Cheyenne’s well-stocked lake.

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.


The pond at Cheyenne is no-wake, so only electric motor and non-powered boats are permitted. There are no ramps or docks.


Cheyenne offers eight picnic tables, six grills and three picnic shelters.


Primitive camping

Cheyenne does not have designated camp sites, but it does offer visitors space for about eight tents, as well as modern restrooms and water.

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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

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

Nearby attractions

Wood River

Groceries, dining, fuel and other amenities are available in nearby Wood River.

Contact Information

Address: Cheyenne SRA | I-80 Exit 300 | Wood River, NE 68883
Phone: 308-385-6211

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