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State Recreation Area

9799 W. Pioneers Blvd. | Denton, NE 68339

Conestoga is a 230-acre reservoir surrounded by 486 acres of land just 2 miles north of Denton in rural Lancaster County. Conestoga is a popular getaway for visitors from Lincoln and the surrounding area who enjoy fishing, camping, hiking and kayaking.


  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Picnicking
Two people fishing on a lake


Conestoga offers largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish and walleye in the renovated fishery. The reservoir also offers improved angler access jetties and concrete fishing piers and boardwalks with ADA-accessible features to get anglers closer to deep water.

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.

men kayaking at Conestoga State Recreation Area

Aquatic Habitat Project

Conestoga State Recreation Area is the site of one of the largest Aquatic Habitat Program projects completed in the program history; it was completed in 2018. The project improved the quality of the lake along with its fishing and angler access after years of sedimentation and shoreline erosion.


All boats are permitted at Conestoga, but speed is restricted to 5 mph.

Conestoga offers 59 picnic tables, 59 grills and two shelters.


Located just 20 miles west of Lincoln, Conestoga is within easy reach of restaurants, stores, museums, and everything else the state capital has to offer.


Food and fuel are available in Denton.


Conestoga offers 25 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups and 24 basic non-pad sites without electricity. Water, vault toilets and a dump station are available. All campsites at Conestoga SRA are first come, first serve.

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9799 W. Pioneers Blvd.
Denton, NE 68339

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