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

Willow Creek Lake, NE

With half the lake designated as a no-wake zone, Willow Creek Lake is an excellent place for fishing. The other half of the lake is open to all boating and water skiing. This 700-acre lake, in the northeast part of the state at Pierce, NE, is home to bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and wiper.

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Willow Creek Lake, located near Pierce, Nebraska, is a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering over 700 acres, this picturesque lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Willow Creek 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 prized fish.

The no-wake area has a considerable amount of brush, trees and vegetation in the water, providing excellent cover for fish and baitfish alike. Virtually all the shoreline is accessible for bank fishing. Fishing from shore is enhanced by seven rock jetties providing anglers additional access to fishing areas. Kayaks, canoes,and all types of fishing boats are used here to access these healthy populations of fish. The Willow Creek SRA Campground offers tent and RV camping with some facilities.

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Primary fish species residing in Willow Creek Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass

Willow Creek Lake Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Willow Creek Lake provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance. The lake 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, Willow Creek Lake offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

548th Avenue North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off 548th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

548th Avenue South Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off 548th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Willow Creek Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, in Willow Creek Recreation Area, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping options are available near Willow Creek Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace 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 Willow Creek 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

Willow Creek SRA Campground - 402 329-4053

Willow Creek Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Willow Creek Lake
Willow Creek State Recreation Area
54876 852nd Rd
Pierce, NE 68767
402 329-4053


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Willow Creek Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Willow Creek Lake, in Nebraska.

Bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and wiper fishing in northeast NE.