Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

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Lake Minatare State Recreation Area, Box 188, Minatare, NE 69356; (308)783-2911. Managed as a State recreation area by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Lake Minatare, with a surface area of 2,158 acres and slightly more than 7 miles of shoreline is a part of the North Platte National Wildlife Refuge. Available species include channel catfish, crappie, small mouth bass, white bass, walleye (15 inch minimum), wipers, and yellow perch. Walleye, channel catfish, and gizzard shad are stocked in the reservoir annually. Motorized boats are permitted. The area is open to the public from Jan. 15 to Sept. 30.

  Lake Minatare  
  North Platte  
(managing entity)
Nebraska Game and
Parks Commission
  2200 N 33RD ST  
  Lincoln NE 68503  
Land Area (acres) Total 2203
  Developed Public Use 200
  Undeveloped 1778
Water Surface (acres) Total 2158
  Available for Recreation 2158
Shoreline (miles) Total 12
  Available for Recreation 12
Fees Area Entrance yes
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 150
  Campsites 0
  Tent Only Campsites 0
  RV Hookups 52
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities yes
  Picnic Areas 0
  Picnic Tables 150
  Picnic Shelters 6
  Swimming Beaches 1
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 4
  Boat Launch Lanes 4
  Mooring Buoys 5
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 9
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 16
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 1
  Boat 0

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