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Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Swimming

Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area, one of four areas known collectively as the Southwest Reservoirs, is a combination of recreational and wildlife lands, with the additional dedication of a portion of the area as a wildlife refuge in the fall and winter. Because of its refuge status, the recreational facilities are not as extensively developed as those at the other three lakes in the complex. Including the lake, the entire area encompasses 5,700 acres. Of the 4,000 acres of land, the Enders Wildlife Refuge covers 2,146 acres on the western reaches of the lake. Enders is a good escape for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to enjoy the bounties of nature in a peaceful, uncrowded setting. Park permits are available at the park office.

Attractions

Fishing

Enders Reservoir offers good fishing for white bass, crappie, catfish, northern pike, wipers and walleye. A fish cleaning station is available.

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

All types of boating are permitted at Enders Reservoir. There is a boat launching area at No Name Bay to accommodate boaters, due to current low-water conditions.

Swimming

Enders offers one swimming beach.

Picnicking

Enders Reservoir SRA has 83 picnic tables, 90 grills and seven picnic shelters, one of which has electricity.

Camping

Modern camping

Enders offers 42 camping pads sites with 20-, 30- and 50-amp service at each site.  Showers, modern restrooms, water, grills, picnic tables and shelters, fish cleaning station and a dump station are available to campers.

Download Main Area campground map
Download Center Dam campground map
Download park map

Primitive camping

Enders offers 200 non-pad sites without electricity. Campers are also welcome to pitch a tent in any of the more secluded areas around the lake. Campers have access to showers, modern restrooms, water, grills and picnic tables and shelters.

Download Main Area campground map
Download Center Dam campground map
Download park map

Nearby attractions

Enders

Groceries, bait, fuel and permits are available at the village of Enders, just north of the lake on U.S. 6-NE. 61.

Contact Information

Address: Enders Reservoir SRA | 73122 338th Ave. | Enders, NE. 69027-9302
Phone: (308) 394-5118

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