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Union Pacific

State Recreation Area

501 Odessa Rd. | Kearney, NE 68845

Union Pacific State Recreation Area offers boating, picnicking, fishing and camping on 26 acres of land with a 12-acre lake.


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking


Electric-motor and non-powered boating is permitted at Union Pacific State Recreation Area. There is a gravel boat ramp for access but no dock. Boats are restricted to 5 MPH (no wake).

Union Pacific offers 5 non-pad sites without electricity. The area has modern restrooms.

Anglers will find bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, walleye, yellow perch and smallmouth bass, 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 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.

Union Pacific offers eight picnic tables, three grills and three shelters.

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501 Odessa Rd.
Kearney, NE 68845

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