Swanson Reservoir Facilities

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RR 2, Box 20, Stratton, NE 69043; (308) 276-2671. Located 3 miles southwest of Trenton. Nearest highway, U.S. 34. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Fishing season is year-round. Available species include walleye, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, and wipers. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing minor fluctuations. Reservoir peaks a 4,975 surface acres.

  Swanson Lake  
  Pick-Sloan MBP  
     
Cooperator
(managing entity)
Nebraska Game and
Parks Commission
 
  2200 N 33RD ST  
  Lincoln NE 68503  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 5253
  Developed Public Use 85
  Undeveloped 4546
Water Surface (acres) Total 4974
  Available for Recreation 4974
Shoreline (miles) Total 30
  Available for Recreation 30
Fees Area Entrance yes
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other yes
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 2
  Campsites 1
  Tent Only Campsites 100
  RV Hookups 70
  Mobile Home Parks 1
  Mobile Home Sites 112
  Camp Shower Facilities yes
  Picnic Areas 4
  Picnic Tables 300
  Picnic Shelters 17
  Swimming Beaches 1
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 7
  Boat Launch Lanes 7
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 6
  Picnic Areas 4
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 11
  Picnic Areas 4
  Other Locations 9
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 2
  Boat 0

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