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War Axe State Recreation Area

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

War Axe State Recreation Area comprises nine acres of land and a 16 acre lake just off Interstate 80. The area offers boating, fishing and picnicking, as well as non-powered boating.

Attractions

Fishing

Bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, walleye, yellow perch and smallmouth bass are among the species available at War Axe State Recreation Area. There is a 21-inch minimum length limit on black 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 non-powered and electric motor boats are permitted at War Axe. A white rock boat ramp is available.

Picnicking

Just off I-80, War Axe makes a great stop for travelers. The area offers six picnic tables, four grills and three shelters.

Camping

Primitive camping

Camping Fee Structure

Only Primitive camping is offered at War Axe. The area has eight Primitive campsites as well as water and a modern restroom.

Camping at War Axe State Recreation Area is all first-come, first-served and campers register their nightly camping fees in a raised, locked box called an Iron Ranger. Self-service envelopes are provided at each Iron Ranger station. Check or cash only. Iron Rangers are generally located near the park entrance or in the campground area. On-site camping informational signs are provided to help guide campers with the self-registration process.

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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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Contact Information

Address: War Axe SRA | Buffalo County, NE
Phone: (308) 468-5700

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