Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
Excellent camping and water sports are hallmarks of this ever popular area, 10 miles south of Lexington. Though relatively small at 68 acres, this SRA packs a lot of outdoor fun and provides three access points to the 2,068-acre lake.
It is the heart of a complex of lakes on the Tri-County Canal south of I-80 between Lexington and Cozad. It provides fine outdoor recreation opportunities, especially when joined with its neighbors, Gallapher Canyon SRA, Elwood Reservoir WMA, Plum Creek and Phillips Canyon.
Johnson Lake offers excellent angling for a variety of fish, including walleye, white bass and wipers.
Campers will find electrical hookups, nonpad sites, showers, modern restrooms, dump station, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, vault toilets, boat ramp, fish cleaning stations, swimming beach and accessible fishing piers.
Johnson Lake campground offers 113 camper pads with electrical hook-ups and an additional 94 non-designated campsites. Campground is shady and located close to shower facilities.
All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day.