Branched Oak State Recreation Area is the largest of the Salt Valley Lakes near Lincoln, sprawling across a total area of 5,595 acres with 1,800 acres of water. Despite being a state recreation area, Branched Oak offers numerous sites with modern facilities, including everything from full hookups and showers, to restrooms, dump stations, a playground, and more. It’s also within proximity to family-friendly attractions including the Nebraska State Capitol, Sunken Gardens, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, and the Museum of American Speed.
Despite being decked-out with modern camping facilities, the area also offers a picturesque and tranquil lake setting that is quite unrivalled within the state. Guests can enjoy exciting activities such as archery, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, water skiing, wildlife viewing, and so much more. It’s a great vacation to get up-close with nature, while enjoying some much-needed peace and quiet.
“It’s a fun place to bring the kids. It has many activities to do such as bike trails, horse trails, boating, swimming and fishing. It’s also a wonderful spot to camp. I have been going there since I was little. Everyone there is highly respectful and campground hosts deal with issues immediately.” – Tyler, Google review