Duck Creek Recreation Area

Duck Creek Recreation Area

Recreation Tabs

General Info.
62-acre lake, 200 acre park.
5 miles northwest of Peru, Nebraska (2 miles east of Hwy 75 on 736 Road)

Opened in the spring of 2018, Duck Creek Recreation Area is the District’s fifth public recreation area featuring a 62-acre lake approximately 5 miles northwest of Peru, Nebraska, in Nemaha County. The park encompasses about 200 acres.

Things You Should Know

  • NNRD vehicle permit required
  • May-September, NRD staff test water at the swimming beach for presence of toxic algae; test results are available on the Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy's website, this website, and social media. Tests above 8 ppb require a health alert in effect until the water tests below this limit.
  • No hunting or possession of firearms allowed
  • No live baitfish is allowed.
  • Fireworks are not allowed.
  • Jumping/diving from the county road bridge into the lake is neither advised nor allowed.


NRD Park Permit Required

62-acre stocked lake (Nebraska Game & Parks Fish Stocking Reports) ** No live baitfish is allowed; 21" minimum size limit applies for largemouth bass
Fishing access (fishing jetties)
No-wake boating

Boat ramp and dock

Camping: (no reservations; all first-come, first-served)

  • Tent camping (no fee)
  • RV camping
  • 28 pads w/electrical hookups @ $16/night, cash or check only (all pads have 50 amp service)-first come, first served
  • "Reserving" campsites is prohibited
  • Only RVs/campers allowed on campsites; must be attended (see rules for more information)
  • No dump station or water hookups
  • Drinking water (hydrants)
  • Nature trail
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic shelters & tables
  • Charcoal grills & fire rings
  • Primitive restrooms
  • Sand beach & swimming area