Looking for a pawsome place to take your furry BFF? Grab the leash and head over to Wagon Train State Recreation Area for some outdoor fun. After just a few minutes here, you’ll see why it’s a favorite destination for Nebraska pets and their people.
The main feature of this recreation area is the 315 acre Wagon Train Lake. Boats of all kinds are welcome to cruise around the water. But don’t plan on zooming around at high speeds. To keep the area peaceful and the water serene, there is a five mile per hour speed limit. If your pal does join you on the water, be sure to suit them up in a doggy life jacket.
Fishing is another pupular activity at this park. The lake is teeming with a wide variety of fish including channel catfish, crappie, walleye, and largemouth bass. So bring along your rod and reel. Hopefully you and your pooch will enjoy a delicious fish dinner!
Since boating and fishing are the park’s attractions, the hiking is pretty limited. There is a one mile trail that you and your doggo can explore. After waiting patiently while you fish, they’ll be doggone glad to stretch their legs. Be sure to pack clean-up bags and water for the day.
Tent and RV campsites are available for those who want to spend a night or two at Wagon Train. If you are just visiting for the day, you’ll find an abundance of picnic tables and grills. When it comes to visiting Nebraska state parks and recreational areas, it pays to be a resident. Nebraska residents can purchase an annual pass for $30.00 or pay a $6.00 daily fee. If you are visiting from out of state, an annual parks pass is $45.00 or the daily fee is $8.00.
No bones about it, your pup will love spending time at Wagon Train State Recreation Area!