A 230-acre reservoir surrounded by more than 400 acres of land, Conestoga State Recreation Area offers visitors a myriad of recreational pursuits such as boating, fishing, camping, biking, picnicking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Situated just two miles north of Denton in the rural county of Lancaster, the park is a favorite getaway for visitors not only from Lincoln but also from surrounding areas.
There are fifty-seven non-designated campsites and a dump station. The park is within easy reach of restaurants, museums, and stores, so you need not worry about being too far from civilization. If you need to get supplies or if you need food, establishments are in proximity. The reservoir is a gorgeous place to explore. Power boats and non-power boats are welcome at the park’s one boat ramp and one dock.
If you are out and about to get some exercise, bring your bicycle and explore the two miles of biking trails at Conestoga State Recreation Area. If you want to take it a little slower, you can always opt to hike, and you can do it with your four-legged best friend since they are allowed on the trails.
Pet parents have to remember that their furbabies must be under constant supervision and they cannot be on a leash longer than six feet. Pooches are allowed at no additional fee, but they must be well-behaved and cleaned up after immediately. Dog owners must also remember that canines should not be in public buildings, food service areas, and swimming areas.
There are 26 camping pads with electrical hookups, 24 non-pad sites without electricity, and eight camping pads without electricity. If you would like to have barbecues with family or friends, there are two shelters with 59 picnic tables, each with its grill. Those who want to catch their meal can fish at the lake and take advantage of the cleaning station near the reservoir. A day at the recreation area is guaranteed to be fun.