Wagon Train State Recreation Area

9600 Martell Rd (Get directions)
Hickman, NE 68372

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Wagon Train State Recreation Area comprises 746 acres of land and a 315-acre lake two miles east of Hickman. The area offers boating, fishing, picnicking and a swimming beach.

Fishing: Anglers at Wagon Train State Recreation Area will find bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, freshwater drum, largemouth bass, muskellunge, redear sunfish, walleye and wiper, among other species. There is a 21-inch minimum limit on black bass. For wiper, there is a daily bag limit of three with no more than one fish 16 inches or greater. This area offers a wheelchair-accessible pier.

Boating: All boats are welcome at Wagon Train, though a 5-mph speed limit is enforced. There is one dock and one ramp.

Picnicking: Wagon Train is a very popular day-use spot and offers 125 picnic tables, 109 grills and one picnic shelter.

Hiking: The area has one mile of trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Swimming: Wagon Train offers one unsupervised swimming beach.

RV and Tent Camping: Wagon Train offers 28 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups and 80 non-pad sites without electricity. Water, vault toilets and a dump station are available to campers.