Merritt Reservoir Facilities

food nearby lodging nearby primitive campsites bait and tackle maps available public facilities boatramp available swimming canoeing information center license required

420 East First St., Valentine, NE 69201; (420)684-2921. Located 21 miles southwest of Valentine. Nearest highway, Nebraska 97. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Available species include walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, crappie, and yellow perch. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing moderate fluctuations. Reservoir peaks at 2,905 surface acres. Fishing season is year-round.

  Merritt Reservoir  
  Pick-Sloan MBP  
(managing entity)
Nebraska Game and
Parks Commission
  2200 N 33RD ST  
  Lincoln NE 68503  
Land Area (acres) Total 6147
  Developed Public Use 347
  Undeveloped 5684
Water Surface (acres) Total 2906
  Available for Recreation 2906
Shoreline (miles) Total 44
  Available for Recreation 44
Fees Area Entrance yes
  Campgrounds no
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other yes
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 4
  Campsites 0
  Tent Only Campsites 360
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 9
  Picnic Tables 190
  Picnic Shelters 8
  Swimming Beaches 0
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 4
  Boat Launch Lanes 4
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 10
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 1
Toilets Campgrounds 23
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 1
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 1
  Boat 0

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