Hannaman Bayou is a local favorite to escape the crowds and enjoy the peaceful backwaters of the Reservoir.
Keep a look out for bald eagles and prairie chickens in the area. Davis Creek State Recreation Area (website) Located 18 miles south of Ord, Davis Creek is a hidden gem in Central Nebraska.
In Ord, you can pitch a tent or park a camper and escape from the hectic pace of city life.
Visit the aquatic center and indoor playground, explore the park’s hiking and biking trails, climb the observation tower and choose one of many lodging options.
The Peter Kiewit Lodge has 40 guest rooms with balconies that offer a view of the Platte River valley. Mahoney State Park’s two campgrounds offer 149 camping pads with 20- and 30-amp electrical hookups.
Just 5 miles off of Nebraska Hwy 11 through North Loup, Davis Creek is open 24 hours and has primative camping spots for both RVs and tent campers.
Primitive restrooms are located at the Reservoir also.
Approximately 1,800 acres of water, two swimming beaches, hiking trails, and well-maintained modern, primitive and equestrian campsites draw visitors.
Wagon Train State Recreation Area, in Lancaster County about 70 miles southwest of Omaha, comprises 746 acres of land and a 315-acre lake.
Tent camping is available, and tent campers will often set up their tent in the grassy area next to the pad site. Two Rivers offers 143 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups and 64 camping pads without electricity. Ten Union Pacific air-conditioned cabooses have been remodeled and restored for park lodging.
Glenn Cunningham Lake is 10 miles northwest of Omaha and has more than 1,050 acres of park land, including the 390 acre lake. The cabooses sleep six people, equipped with a modern bathroom and kitchenette.
If you have questions about Anderson Island, call the City of Ord at (308) 728-7779.
Calamus State Recreation Area (website) The Calamus Reservoir is located 22 miles northwest of Ord and features more than 5,000 acres of water surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches.
Contact the Ord City Offices for more information at (308) 728-5791. Anderson Island Anderson Island is located directly east of Ord on highway 70, on the southeastern edge of the North Loup River.