Duck Creek Recreation Area Campgrounds Open May 21

Duck Creek Recreation Area Campgrounds Open May 21

Campers will be pleased to hear that the planned opening of the campgrounds at the new Duck Creek Recreation Area is on track for Monday, May 21. That's just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Day-use areas of the park opened back in April, but NRD crews are still finishing up some work in the camping areas.

In December of 2015 the flood control dam that impounds the water for the 60-acre lake was completed. Since then interior roads, parking lots, and camping pads were built, the beach and boat dock added, electricity and water lines installed, playgrounds established, and concrete trails and restrooms erected. Picnic areas, tables, grills, and fire rings are also provided throughout the park. Fish stocked by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission in the no-wake lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish.  

Duck Creek Recreation Area is located seven miles north of Auburn on Highway 75 and two miles east on County Road 736. A Nemaha NRD vehicle entry permit is required at this park and may be purchased at the NRD office in Tecumseh, online at, or at the park itself. Annual permits cost just $15 and admit your vehicle to four Nemaha NRD parks (Duck Creek Recreation Area, Kirkman’s Cove, Iron Horse Trail Lake, and Wirth Brothers Lake) through December 31.

A formal grand opening and dedication ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 2, with a ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m. and food and activities to follow.

For more information contact the Nemaha NRD at 402-335-3325, or check our website or Facebook page for future updates.