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State Recreation Area

11479 Nebraska Highway 11 | Wood River, NE 68883

Cheyenne is a small state recreation area with a 15-acre pond near the community of Wood River. The area offers fishing, camping and picnicking. There are no designated campsites, though tent campers are welcome. Fishing and boating are also permitted.


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Playground


The pond at Cheyenne is no-wake, so only electric motor and non-powered boats are permitted. There are no ramps or docks.

Anglers will find bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass and yellow perch in Cheyenne’s well-stocked lake.

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.

Cheyenne offers eight picnic tables, six grills and three picnic shelters.

Groceries, dining, fuel and other amenities are available in nearby Wood River.


Cheyenne SRA does not offer designated campsites, but does offer visitoffers a small campground with Primitive campsites. Camping at Cheyenne 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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11479 Nebraska Highway 11
Wood River, NE 68883

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