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Open Waters - Southwest

ELWOOD RESERVOIR (5 miles north of Elwood, Gosper Co.)
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.

ENDERS RESERVOIR (8 miles southeast of Imperial, Chase Co.)
Posted area closed to all boating during any waterfowl hunting seasons.

GALLAGHER CANYON RESERVOIR (9 miles south of Cozad, Dawson Co.)

HARLAN COUNTY RESERVOIR (NEED Directions, Alma, Harlan 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 within the areas marked by buoys on the following bays: Gremlin, Hunter Cove, Patterson, Methodist Creek.

IRON HORSE TRAIL LAKE (2 1/2 miles west and 1/2 north of DuBois, Pawnee County)
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 person, vessel or property.

JEFFREY CANYON RESERVOIR (10 miles south of Brady, Lincoln Co.)

JOHNSON LAKE (7 miles southwest of Lexington, Gosper Co.)
Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discom fort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property within the following areas:

Mahaffey Bay: between the north point and the dry bay in the northwest corner

Mallard Bay: Inlet areas as marked by buoys are closed to boating

KIRKMANS COVE LAKE (2 miles west and 1 mile north of Humbolt, Richardson County)
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.

MALONEY RESERVOIR (6 miles south of North Platte, Lincoln 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 within the following areas:

Mills Lagoon: the small bay area in South Bay which is adjacent to Lots 245 through 250, the Southwest Bay adjacent to Lots 88 and 89

Mill Island Boat Club Bay: Boats are not permitted within the restricted areas at the following locations: the inlet area, the outlet area, the swimming area adjacent to the main recreation area, the swimming area adjacent to the J.C. Recreation Area, the swimming area adjacent to the area of South Beach.

MEDICINE CREEK RESERVOIR (2 miles west and 7 miles north of Cambridge, Frontier 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 within Concession Area Bay.

MIDWAY LAKE (5 miles southwest of Cozad, Dawson Co.)

RED WILLOW RESERVOIR (8 miles north of McCook, Red Willow and Frontier counties)
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 within the following bays: South Boat Ramp Bay, Concession Bay, Swim Beach Bay.

SUTHERLAND RESERVOIR (6 miles southwest of Sutherland, Lincoln Co.)
All boating is prohibited within signed or buoyed areas in canal inlet and outlet, pump house inlet bay, cooling pond and cooling pond outlet. 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 within the following areas:

Hershey Beach: the portion of water approximately 30 yards west of the boat ramp and 30 yards north then east southeast to the east shoreline

West Boat Ramp: the portion of water located within this bay to 50 yards east of the ramp and the bay area west and south of the boat ramp

SWANSON RESERVOIR (3 miles west of Trenton, Hitchcock 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 within the following bays: Macklin Bay, Spring Creek Bay. end footer


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