Sandy Channel State Recreation Area

I-80 Exit 257, 1 1/2 mi. S., Elm Creek, NE 68836










  • Kayaking

  • Ice Fishing

  • Swimming

  • State Parks

  • Picnic Area

  • Campground

  • Boating

  • Hiking

  • Nature

  • Restroom

  • Fishing

  • Camping

  • Lakes and Rivers

  • Canoeing

About This Destination

This recreation area provides great opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, and primitive camping. Sandy Channel is a popular fishery for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and yellow perch. This area, located 3 miles south of Elm Creek, encompasses approximately 180 acres, including 52 acres of water in six lakes. Clear water provides a scenic atmosphere for scuba divers. Recent improvements at Sandy Channel include: fishing access, boat ramps, picnic tables, grills, hiking trails, kiosk and handicap accessible latrines.