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Memphis State Recreation Area

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Food Service
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Playground

Memphis State Recreation Area consists of 163 peaceful acres of land with a 48-acre lake. The area offers primitive camping, fishing, hiking and non-powered boating.

Attractions

Fishing

The recently renovated lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish.

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

Memphis State Recreation area is a no-wake lake. The speed limit is 5 mph and under. One boat ramp is available.

Hiking

The area offers a scenic one-mile hiking trail.

Picnicking

Memphis is a popular day use spot, and has two day use areas with two picnic shelters each. Numerous picnic tables and grills are available to accommodate summer picnics and family get-togethers.

Camping

Primitive camping

A large campground with dozens of mature shade trees wraps around the lake’s north shore, and plenty of campsites are scattered along the water’s edge. The area offers 100 non-pad sites without electricity. Water, vault toilets, a spacious playground and a dump station are available to campers.

Download campground map
Download park map

Contact Information

Address: Memphis SRA | Saunders County
Phone: (402) 471-5497

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