Nebraska's second largest lake, Lewis & Clark straddles the northeast border with South Dakota, about 7 miles north of Crofton on Nebraska Highway 121. The lake is about 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 45 feet. It draws its name from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, which camped nearby on their epic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase. This state recreation area includes five areas on the south side of the lake: Weigand-Burbach, Miller Creek, Bloomfield, South Shore and Deep Water.
Niobrara State Park is located upstream near the confluence of the Missouri and Niobrara rivers. Bazile Creek Wildlife Management Area is near the river about midway between the upper lake and Niobrara park.
Lewis & Clark State Recreation area offers beautiful new modern housekeeping cabins situated on the shore of Lewis and Clark Lake, offering a beautiful scenic view of the lake and the bluffs. The cabins can be rented one year in advance. Cabins are two-b
Weigand Area Campground is the Park Headquarters. There are camping pads with electricity, tent camping sites, a coin operated shower house and playground.
Burbach Area Campground is next to the Weigand campground and it provides campers with nice summer shade. This areas has camping pads with electricity, non-electrical gravel pad sites, 5 coin operated showers, a playground, picnic shelter, swimming beach, and RV dump station.
All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping at Weigand and Burbach campgrounds. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day.
Burbach Area has 10 fully furnished cabins reservable one year in advance. The cabins can be rented one year in advance. Two-bedroom air conditioned/heated cabins are furnished with blankets, towels, stove, refrigerators, microwaves, silverware and cooking utensils. Each cabin has a front porch with a view of the lake with a picnic table and grill. All of these cabins are located on the beautiful shores of Lewis and Clark Lake.
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