One of Nebraska’s most popular vacation spots, Fremont State Lakes, covers roughly 40 acres of land and almost 300 acres of water in 20 sandpit lakes. The state lake park is located just three miles west of Fremont. If you’re coming through on the Lincoln Highway, the Fremont Lakes can be a great option to get off of the road and dip your toes in the water. When the weather is nice, a beautiful swimming beach is available. (It’s also available when the weather isn’t nice but that’s not really relevant.) A ramp is provided for personal watercraft in the designated area, and a handicap accessible fishing pier ensures that these lakes offer something for everyone.
No matter what your aquatic interests are, these lakes are a place where everyone can have a great time. Showers and clean water are provided and there are plenty of campsites for anyone who wants to stay overnight. (200 sites with hard-surfaced pads and electrical hook-ups as well as 600 primitive non-pad sites are available.) Even if you don’t want to stay overnight, the Fremont Lakes SRA has a ton of picnicking spots under mature shade trees to give you a peaceful respite from driving. No matter if you just want to take a break for an hour or stay for a weekend there’s plenty to do at Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area. It’s just a few miles west of Fremont, Nebraska, right off the Lincoln Highway.