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Dead Timber State Recreation Area

FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 9th-13th, DEAD TIMBER STATE RECREATION AREA IS OPEN WITH THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS:

  • The park is open for day use only. The lower portion of the park and campgrounds are closed. Restrooms are not currently available.
  • Non-powered and electric boating are permitted however, activities that may result in full contact with the water including kayaking are restricted until further water testing has been completed.

    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Picnicking

    Located north of Scribner on Highway 275, Dead Timber is a 200-acre area with opportunities for camping, fishing and non-powered boating. The area offers offers peaceful seclusion for an afternoon or a weekend. A state park permit is required.

    Attractions

    Fishing

    Anglers will find bullhead, bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, freshwater drum and largemouth bass.

    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.

    Boating

    Only electric and non-powered boats are permitted on the 50-acre lake at Dead Timber.

    Hiking

    Trails throughout the park lead to blinds and benches for wildlife viewing and offer great views, too.

    Hunting

    Hunting is permitted in parts of the park. Wildlife viewing blinds can double as hunting blinds in season. The area has good populations of deer, turkey and ducks.

    Picnicking

    Dead Timber offers 25 tables, 15 grills for day use.

    Camping

    Modern camping

    Dead Timber offers 17 electrical spots with 20- and 30-amp hookups. Water and vault toliets are available. There is no dump station on site.

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    Primitive camping

    Dead Timber offers four non-pad sites. Water and vault toilets are available.

    Fees

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

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    Nearby attractions

    Powder Horn Wildlife Management Area

    Dead Timber is adjacent to Powder Horn Wildlife Management Area, where hunting is permitted in season.

    Scribner

    Fuel, food and other amenities are available in nearby Scribner.

    Contact Information

    Address: Dead Timber SRA | 227 County Road & 12 Blvd | Scribner, NE 68057
    Phone: (402) 727-2922

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