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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, yellow perch, wiper and muskie at Wagon Train Lake in Nebraska.

Wagon Train Lake, NE

For those who enjoy slower-paced water sport activities, Wagon Train Lake is an ideal getaway. All boats are allowed on the lake, but a 5-mile per hour speed limit is in force everywhere on the lake. This 315-acre lake located in the southeast corner of the state, is ideal for kayaks, canoes and non-powered boats of all kinds.

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Wagon Train Lake, located near Hickman, Nebraska, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering over 300 acres, this serene lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Wagon Train Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and walleye. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

Here, one can fish without the disturbance of fast boats, jet skis and water skiers. The lake has multiple species of fish - muskie, walleye, wiper, bass, crappie and various sunfish populate the lake in healthy quantities. There is a nice boat ramp with a dock on the east side of the lake where Park Road intersects the lake. Over one-hundred camp sites, some with hookups for RV's, are available for camping nearby the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Wagon Train Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Yellow Perch Muskie

Wagon Train Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to fishing, Wagon Train Lake provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance. The lake allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an adventurous water sports experience, Wagon Train Lake offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Wagon Train Lake State Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Wagon Train Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Wagon Train Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Wagon Train Lake SRA Campground - 402 471-0641

Wagon Train Dam-Site 8 Park Campground - 402 471-0641

Wagon Train Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Wagon Train Lake
Wagon Train Lake State Recreation Area
3019 Apple St
Lincoln, NE 68503
402 471-0641


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Wagon Train Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Wagon Train Lake, in Nebraska.

Muskie, walleye, wiper, bass and sunfish fishing in southeast NE.