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Olive Creek

State Recreation Area

24100 SW. 100th St. | Hallam, NE 68368

Olive Creek State Recreation Area has 612 acres of land and water available to outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Although small, the 175-acre lake supports a variety of fish species. Other activities include primitive camping and picnicking.


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking


While all kinds of boats are welcome at Olive Creek State Recreation Area, there is a 5 mph speed limit. One ramp and two docks are available.

The 175-acre lake at Olive Creek State Recreation Area supports a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie and channel catfish, all of which are benefiting from the improved water quality provided by a 2001 Aquatic Habitat Program project.

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.

Hunting opportunities at Olive Creek State Recreation Area include upland game, turkey, waterfowl and deer on 437 acres of land.

Olive Creek State Recreation Area offers 22 picnic tables and 24 grills.


50 non-pad sites without electricity are scattered throughout the area. Water and vault restrooms are available to campers.

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24100 SW. 100th St.
Hallam, NE 68368

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