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Sutherland Reservoir

State Recreation Area

West State Farm Road and South NE Highway 25 | Sutherland, NE 69165

Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area is a 3,017-acre lake with 37 acres of land. The area offers quality fishing, power boating, camping and a swimming beach. Sutherland Reservoir is conveniently located off Interstate-80.


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming


Sutherland Reservoir offers great fishing for channel catfish, freshwater drum, walleye, smallmouth bass, wipers and yellow perch. An ADA accessible pier is available, and a fish cleaning station is located at the inlet.

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. 

Sutherland also has a designated wildlife hunting area and trap shooting ranges. Hunting opportunities at include dove, pheasant and waterfowl.

All types of boats are permitted at the lake, which offers three ramps and two boat docks. Water sports of all kind are very popular.

The area offers one unsupervised swim beach.

17 picnic tables and 33 grills give park visitors many opportunities to cook out or spend time together enjoying meals.

Don’t forget to pack your golf clubs before you head to the lake! The privately-owned Oregon Trail Golf Course is a nine-hole golf course located along the north shore.

Lodging options


Sutherland Reservoir SRA offers 22 Electric Plus sites and over 100 primitive sites. Water and vault restrooms are available to campers. Primitive campsites are located on the east and west sides of the lake.

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West State Farm Road and South NE Highway 25
Sutherland, NE 69165

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.