Johnson Lake State Recreation Area

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Flushing
Permit: Not required
Shower: Yes
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $20.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Johnson Lake Recreation Area is located in Elwood, Nebraska. The park is small, at only about 68 acres, but that does not mean there is a lack of things to do at this campground. It is a popular destination in the summer months due to the large lake for watersports, boating, and fishing. There are fishing piers and beach access as well, so you can catch some rays on the sandy beach and then cool off with a dip in the lake. You will have the option between two different campgrounds, for both tent and  RVs and campers. 

All camp areas are open and shaded with trees. Sites are close to showers and bathrooms, both modern bathrooms and vault toilets. You will also have access to fresh water, dump sites, electrical hookups, picnic tables, grills, shelters, playgrounds, and fire rings for your late night campfires and marshmallow roasting. You will also be able to walk tons of different trails throughout the park. One of the most popular activities at this park is tubing and fishing in the large lake. 

The peak time of year to visit this campground is from May to October, but it is open all year round. Since this is a smaller campground, it can feel a little cramped in some spots, so be prepared for a bit of noise from other campers. 

Your dog is allowed to come with you to the campground. However, they must wear a leash at all times, and it must be no longer than 6 feet. There are no poop bags available at this location, so make sure you bring your own so you can clean up after your dog. Dump stations and trash cans are available throughout the campground. Make sure your dog listens to your verbal commands and is not aggressive. 

Overall, Johnson Lake is a great place to go camping, especially if you are looking for a large lake to swim in, play watersports, and fish in! 

Wag! does not allow or encourage Pet Care Providers to bring dogs to parks.
1 Drive 25A
Elwood, NE 68937
Open Year-Round
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1 Drive 25A
Elwood, NE 68937
Open Year-Round