Lower Big Blue NRD Rec Area Open March 23, 2021

Lower Big Blue NRD Rec Area Open March 23, 2021


BEATRICE, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue NRD will be opening their recreation areas to vehicle traffice for the 2021 season March. 23. 

  • Walnut Creek Recreation Area (northeast of Crete)
  • Swanton Wildlife Management Area (north of Swanton)
  • Willard L. Meyer (Swan Lake) Recreation Area (east of Tobias)
  • Big Indian Recreation Area (southwest of Wymore)

Cub Creek Recreation Area northwest of Jansen will remain closed for the 2021 season. The lake is currently being renovated. Any access to this area is strictly prohibited.

The recreation areas had been closed to vehicle access for the winter months during hunting season.  According to fishing reports anglers have been having great success at the Willard Meyer and Big Indian Recreation Areas. The NRD works with the Nebraska Game and Parks to manage all fisheries in the District. 

The Lower Big Blue NRD has a brochure available that highlights NRD recreation locations. The brochure contains detailed information on each area, including charts indicating availability of fishing, hunting, boating, camping, picnic shelters, and much more. Stop by the Lower Big Blue NRD for a FREE brochure.