Kirkman's Cove

Kirkman's Cove

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General Info.
Size
511 acres (lake: 160 acres)
Location
2 1/2 miles west, 1/2 mile north of Humboldt, Nebraska, in Richardson County

This 511-acre park is located 2 ½ miles west and ½ mile north of Humboldt, Nebraska, in Richardson County. Opened in 1988, it was designed around its flood control dam that was built as part of the Long Branch Watershed project.

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 20 ppm require a minimum two-week health alert (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

Click here for a short video about Kirkman's Cove.

NOTICE TO VISITORS & NEIGHBORS: Beginning September 17 the Nemaha NRD in cooperation with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission will be conducting controlled burns in areas of the park that are experiencing an invasion of sericea lespedeza.

NRD Park Permit Required
Facilities
  • 160-acre stocked lake (Nebraska Game & Parks Fish Stocking Reports)
  • Fishing access
  • Boating (maximum 35 mph; no personal watercraft)
  • Boat ramp and two docks
  • Camping (first come, first served; 14-day maximum stay)
    • Tent camping (no fee; no reservations)
    • RV camping (no reservations)
    • 16 pads w/electrical hookups @ $12/night (first come, first served)
    • 16 pads w/o hookups (first come, first served)
  • Outdoor chapel
  • Sand beach & swimming area
  • Sand volleyball court
  • 9-hole, public golf course adjacent (Kirkman’s Lakeview Golf Course)
  • No dump station or water hookups
  • Drinking water (hydrants)
  • Nature trails
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelters & tables
  • Charcoal grills & fire rings
  • Primitive restrooms

 

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