Lower Big Blue NRD Lifts Rec Area Fire Ban

Lower Big Blue NRD Lifts Rec Area Fire Ban


BEATRICE, Nebraska - In response to much needed rain across the district, the temporary burn ban put in place April 25, 2022, at all Lower Big Blue NRD areas has been lifted. Areas impacted are:

  • Wolf Wildcat WMA
  • Bear Lake WMA
  • Leisure Lake WMA
  • Walnut Creek Recreation Area
  • Cub Creek Recreation Area
  • Swanton WMA
  • Willard Meyer Recreation Area
  • Green Top WMA
  • Clatonia Recreation Area
  • Big Indian Recreation Area

The Lower Big Blue NRD will once again host the annual youth fishing derby at Willard L. Meyer recreation area near Tobias on May 21, 2022. The event coincides with the Nebraska Game and Parks free family fishing day. Activities for the day include a fishing derby and casting contest, 4-H shooting trailer, Nebraska Game and Parks fish display, prizes, and a free hotdog lunch. Registration for the event is due by May 19, 2022 and can be completed online at, by calling 402-228-3402, or by emailing kimmerling [at] Willard L. Meyer Recreation area is Located: 3 miles East and 2 miles North of Tobias, NE or from the intersection of Hwys 74 & 15,5 miles West and 2 miles North.