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State Recreation Area

64530 712 Rd. | Verdon, NE 68457

Verdon State Recreation Area offers a 45-acre lake and 30 acres of land. Angling opportunities in the spring-fed lake is the area’s highlight, as well as primitive camping and picnicking.


  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Picnicking
  • Camping


Only electric-motor and non-powered boating is permitted at Verdon. No docks or ramps are available.

Verdon’s lake is filled with chunky, hard-fighting largemouth bass, as well as bluegills, white crappie and channel catfish.

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.

Verdon is a beautiful day-use spot with 13 picnic tables and 18 grills available for picnickers.


Verdon offers 20 Basic campsites in its shady campground. Water and primitive restrooms are available.

Camping at Verdon State Recreation Area is all first-come, first-served, and campers register their nightly camping fees in a raised, locked box called an Iron Ranger. Self-service envelopes are provided at each Iron Ranger station. Check or cash only. Iron Rangers are generally located near the park entrance or in the campground area. On-site camping informational signs are provided to help guide campers with the self-registration process.

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64530 712 Rd.
Verdon, NE 68457

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.