Lake Maloney State Recreation Area

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming

Lake Maloney is just six miles south of North Platte is a great getaway spot for outdoor-lovers. Lake Maloney is popular for boating, fishing, water sports, camping and family fun. The 1,000 acre lake provides lake-goers the chance to watch wildlife, fish for a variety of species, or wakeboard.

Lake Maloney has nice, shady spots for camping, grilling and picnicking.



Lake Maloney comprises 1,600 water acres. Anglers will find bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, smallmouth bass, walleye, white bass and white perch. There is daily bag limit of 10 channel catfish. A wheelchair-accessible deck is located at the inlet.

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.


All types of boats are permitted at the lake. You’ll see fishing boats, sail boats, paddle boats and personal water craft.


Two unsupervised swimming beaches are available for fun in the sun.


There are plenty of opportunities for picnics with 136 picnic tables and 122 grill available throughout the park.


RV camping

Lake Maloney SRA has 56 pads with 50-amp hookups for lake-side camping. Coin-operated showers, dump stations, water, two boat ramps and vault toilets are on-site. Camping is first-come, first-served.

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Primitive camping

200 non-pad sites are available with no electricity.

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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.


Nearby attractions

North Platte

Many well-known places to eat and things to do are located in the city of North Platte. The downtown area, city mall and Cody Park are popular visitor destinations. The Platte River provides more recreational opportunities.

Contact Information

Address: Lake Maloney SRA | 301 East State Farm Rd. | North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 535-8025

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