At the Gateway to the Sandhills in Ericson, Nebraska, Lake Ericson and the surrounding area offers the finest sandhills beauty to be found. The serenity of nature at Lake Ericson offers lazy afternoon strolls, exciting fishing expeditions, some of the best waterfowl hunting as well as spectacular monitoring of Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Whooping Cranes, and River Otter.
An old carousel was converted to a picnic shelter many years ago, and marks the entry to the lake. The lake offers a boat ramp which allows all types of boats and pontoons. Lake Ericson is a NO-WAKE lake.
The lake has an excellent beach and swimming area. On the south end of the lake is the dam. In the area of the dam are various fishing holes that are always producing some of the largest fish caught in the state. Additionally, the lake hosts a handicapped fishing access dock and several new picnic and camping areas.