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Open Waters - Southeast

BLUESTEM LAKE (2 1/2 miles west of Sprague, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so that wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property with the area marked by buoys located in the southwest bay, which includes Day Use Area 1, 2 and 3 and the secondary launching and docking area located at Day Use Area 5.

BRANCHED OAK LAKE (3 miles north of Malcolm, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property within the following areas:

Dam Zone: An area paralleling the shoreline of the dam extending 400 feet toward the lake to the points of intersection with shoreline zones.

Boat Ramp Bay: That portion of the bay on which the main boat launching area is situated, as marked by buoys.

Marina Bay: The entire bay.

Upper End, North Branch: All that portion of the reservoir situated above Day Use Area 10 as marked by buoys.

North Beach Bay: The entire bay, except the confines of the designated swimming beach area, situated between Day Use Areas 10 and 11.

Shoreline Zone: All areas extending 30 yards toward the lake from the shoreline.

The remainder of the water surface of Branched Oak, except as otherwise designated shall be open to motorboats operated at speeds in excess of 5 mph, provided operation is consistent with Nebraska boating laws and regulations.

BURCHARD LAKE (3 miles east of Burchard, Pawnee Co.)
Motorboats may be used only for fishing except during any waterfowl season the lake is closed to all boating. Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property

CONESTOGA LAKE (3 miles south and 1 mile west of Emerald, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so wash and wake will cause no discomfort hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property within the following areas as marked by buoys:

Dam Zone: From the north shore buoy line paralleling the shoreline of the dam extending 150 feet toward the lake south to the concrete overflow structure.

Main Activity: The public launching and docking site, both bays east and west of the boat launch ramp.

Upper End: All water located above SW 100th St.

OLIVE CREEK LAKE (1 1/2 miles east, 1 1/4 miles south of Kramer, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

PAWNEE LAKE (2 miles north, 1 1/2 miles west of Emerald, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury or damage to persons, vessels or property within the following areas as marked by buoys.

Dam Zone: An area paralleling the shoreline of the dam extending 200 feet toward the lake.

Northeast Activity Area Bay: The entire bay within the break-water structure.

Upper End: All that portion of the upper end of the reservoir, including Lakeview Campground Bay.

South Activity Area: The public launching and docking site at the South Activity Area.

ROCKFORD LAKE (7 miles east, 2 miles south of Beatrice, Gage Co.)

STAGECOACH LAKE (1 1/2 miles south, 1/2 miles west of Hickman, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

SUMMIT LAKE (2 1/2 miles west of Tekamah, Burt Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

WAGON TRAIN LAKE (2 miles east of Hickman, Lancaster Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property over the entire water surface area with respect to motorboats.

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