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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill and wiper at Conestoga Lake in Nebraska.

Conestoga Lake, NE

Until late 2017 Conestoga Lake,a 230-acre reservoir in the southeast part of the state, is closed for renovation and removal of excess sediment in the lake. When completed the lake will be restocked with bass, catfish, crappie, walleye and sunfish.

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Conestoga Lake, located near Denton, Nebraska, is a fantastic destination for fishing enthusiasts. With a surface area of around 230 acres, this charming lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Conestoga Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and walleye. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these sought-after fish.

The lake is restricted to non-powered and electric motor craft. This makes it ideal for canoes, kayaks and small aluminum boats. RV campsites as well as primitive sites are located around the lake for camping.

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Primary fish species residing in Conestoga Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill

Conestoga Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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In addition to fishing, Conestoga Lake provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and tranquil atmosphere. The lake allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an exciting water sports adventure, Conestoga Lake offers a delightful boating experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Conestoga Lake Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Conestoga Lake State Recreation Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping options are available near Conestoga Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Conestoga Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Conestoga SRA Campground - 402 796-2362

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Contact Information

Conestoga Lake
Conestoga State Recreation Area
3800 N.W. 105th St
Denton, NE 68524
402 796-2362


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Conestoga Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Conestoga Lake, in Nebraska.

Bass, catfish, crappie, walleye and sunfish fishing in southeast NE.