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AKA: Kimball Reservoir, Oliver Lake, Kimball Lake

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Oliver Reservoir in Nebraska.

Oliver Reservoir, NE

Located in the Nebraska pan handle, Oliver Reservoir is a 270-acre lake with a nice variety of fish species. Bass, trout, walleye, sunfish, muskie and northern pike reside in this reservoir, which gets little fishing pressure.

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Oliver Reservoir, located near Kimball, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 400 acres, this picturesque reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities. Oliver Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the reservoir's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

There is plenty of shoreline fishing available, and it is a great place to bring a canoe or kayak. There are a couple of boat ramps, one with a dock, for launching larger ski boats, family boats, pontoon boats and fishing boats. Depending on weather conditions, ice fishing is available some years on Oliver (Kimball) Reservoir.

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Primary fish species residing in Kimball Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Oliver Reservoir Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Oliver Reservoir provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the reservoir's calm waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and peaceful ambiance. The reservoir allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an adventurous water sports experience, Oliver Reservoir offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lodgepole Wayside Park Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, northwest side, off Lincoln Highway, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area Launching
Located along the northeast corner of the lake, off Lincoln Highway, there are several areas offering primitive launching on gravel, with gravel parking.

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Oliver Reservoir SRA Campground - 308 436-3777

Kimball Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Oliver Reservoir
Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area
308 436-3777


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Kimball Reservoir in Nebraska.

Fishing at Kimball Reservoir, in Nebraska.

Bass, trout, walleye, sunfish, muskie and northern pike fishing in southwest NE.