FREMONT – Lake lovers rejoice! The Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area is once again open to the public.
Most areas of the SRA are open to the public, but there are some restrictions and closures still in place. No wake rules and a 5 mph speed limit are in effect for Lakes 10, 15 (better known as Victory Lake) and 20 due to potential snags, submerged trees and other possible boat hazards. The Nebraska Game & Parks commission will continue to work on the removal of these hazards, and normal rules and activities should be able to resume by the end of May.
Victory Lake and Pathfinder campgrounds are both open and unrestricted. Access to Pathfinder campground will be from the west side of the SRA, just off County Road 19. Both the East and West entrances to the SOUTH camping ground will be open.
Some campgrounds are still partially restricted or have reduced amenities. Electrical sites 1-11 in the Cottonwood Cove Campground located in the North camping area will be open. Other sections of Cottonwood Cove are open for primitive camping only. Fisherman’s Point Campground in the North camping area will be closed completely until further notice. High lake levels and roadway damage in this area will make camping in this area too dangerous for the time being.
Finally, park visitors are asked to drive slowly and carefully through the Lakes and be aware that portions of the roads have been closed due to flood damage. You may have to take a different route to your favorite spots in the park. Please obey all signs and never move a barricade within the park.