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Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Park Snapshot

2.5 E, 2.5 S of Hay Springs
130 acres (50 water)

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Contact Information:
Walgren Lake SRA
15951 Hwy 385
Chadron,  NE  69337-7353
Phone: (308) 432-6167


Located 2 1/2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hay Springs on graveled roads, Walgren Lake is a scenic camping area that deserves attention.

A rock shelterhouse is available at Walgren Lake SRA on a first-come, first-served basis, and the area's 50-acre lake, which has a 5-mph speed limit, features a handicapped-accessible fishing pier and two boat ramps and boat docks.


Mature, shady cottonwood trees are scattered throughout Walgren's 40 campsites, but no electricity is available. The lake contains black bullheads, bluegills, largemouth bass, walleyes, white crappies and yellow perch, but the heavy vegetation usually limits fishing in late summer.

Overnight Accomodations
Camping Facilities:
40 non-pad sites without electricity

Walgren is an 80 acre area with a 50 acre lake. This area offers primitive camping, boating, fishing and picnicking.

Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: No
Dump Station: No
Showers: No
Laundry: No

Lodging: No

Cabins: 0
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: No

Hiking: 0 miles
M. Bike: 0 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses: No

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 38
Grills: 27
Shelters: 1
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: Yes

Types: All (5-mph limit)
Ramps: 2
Docks: 2
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: No

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: No

Pools: 0
Beaches: 0

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

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