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Rockford Lake

State Recreation Area

29988 S. 108 Rd. | Beatrice, NE 68310

Rockford Lake State Recreation Area consists of approximately 300 land acres around a 150-acre lake. The area offers boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming and camping.


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Swimming


All boats are welcome at Rockford State Recreation Area. One dock and one ramp are available.

The lake at Rockford State Recreation Area offers bullhead, bluegill, common carp, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, walleye and wiper, among other species.

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 Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant boat ramps and docks, among other features in reservoirs, lakes, streams and rivers statewide. Lake contour maps are available for some lakes, as well.

The area offers a 1-mile hiking trail. Horses and mountain bikes are not permitted.

Picnicking is another popular activity at this scenic area. Rockford State Recreation Area offers 90 picnic tables, 88 grills and two shelters.

The area’s swimming beach is a popular spot to cool off during the warmer months. No lifeguard is on duty.


Rockford’s shaded campsite offers a variety of camping options. It offers 30 camping pads with 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups, as well as two camping pads without electricity and 40 non-pad sites without electricity. Water and vault toilets are available, but showers, modern restrooms and a dump station are not. All camping at Rockford Lake SRA is first-come, first-served, no reservations.

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29988 S 108 Road
Beatrice, NE 68310

Park Pricing

A park entry permit is required to visit state parks and may be purchased at the park, statewide Game and Parks offices and permit vendors, or in advance of your arrival online. View those fees, as well as attraction and amenity pricing.


Reservations are accepted for cabins, lodge rooms, and group lodges up to one year in advance of the arrival date. Reservations for camping are accepted up to 180 days in advance of arrival date. The Reservation Call Center hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CT) and closed on holidays.

Park Events

Our 76 gorgeous state park and recreations areas host a plethora of events throughout the year. From bird hikes to kayak races, Living History events to family outdoor days, our parks host something fun for every outdoor enthusiast.