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 beach and boat dock for presence of toxic algae; test results are available on the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s website; tests above 8 ppm require a health alert in effect until the water tests below this limit (notice is available by recorded message 24/7 at 402-335-3325, on our Facebook page, or on this website)
  • No hunting or possession of firearms allowed
  • No live baitfish is allowed.
  • Fireworks are not 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 @ $12/night (all pads have 50 amp service)
  • "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
Picnic shelters & tables
Charcoal grills & fire rings
Primitive restrooms
Sand beach & swimming area