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State Recreation Area

56020 718th Rd. | Fairbury, NE 68352

Alexandria is a peaceful, scenic recreation area encompassing 55 acres of land with two lakes totaling 46 acres of water. The area is fairly level with mature trees for shade and offers fishing, picnic shelters and campsites.


  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking


Both lakes at Alexandria State Recreation Area are no wake lakes. No docks or ramps are available.

The two lakes at Alexandria offer fishing opportunities for bass, bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, crappie and redear sunfish.

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.

There is a large group shelter and a small shelter available for picnicking. The large shelter has power and water available for use.

Western history buffs will want to visit Rock Creek Station State Historical Park which is located approximately 22 miles from Alexandria State Recreation Area. It is at Rock Creek Station that Wild Bill Hickok began his notorious career.


Alexandria State Recreation area offers campers with Electric Plus, Electric and Basic campsites. The campground has plenty of shade trees and offers 40 sites with 30-amp electrical hookup, 5 sites with 50-amp electrical hookup and 8 sites without electricity. The campground offers water, modern restrooms, playground and dump and fill station.

Camping at Alexandria 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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57426 710th Road
Fairbury, NE 68352-5550

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