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Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area

The Sutherland Reservoir is a 3,000-surface-acre lake located three miles south of the Interstate 80 Exit at Sutherland, Neb. NPPD owns and manages the Sutherland Reservoir, part of its hydropower system. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) oversees most of the recreation areas at the lake. A day or season pass is required for entry into NGPC areas. Primitive campsites are located on the east and west sides of the lake, while a private camping area with electrical hook-ups and a nine-hole golf course are located along the north shore. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has recently installed 50 amp hookups at the Inlet.

Four boat launching ramps and two swimming areas are available. NPPD maintains a roost and perch tree protection program for eagles and — during the winter months — bird watchers can observe numerous wintering American Bald Eagles. Species include channel catfish, walleye, white bass, wiper, yellow perch, freshwater drum. Ice fishermen use caution due to heated discharge from power plant. All boats are allowed; there is a wheelchair-accessible fishing pier available at the inlet. Hunting: Dove, Pheasant, Waterfowl.

Sutherland Oregon Trail Golf Course

Golf on the 9-hole grass greens golf course on the scenic shore of the Sutherland Reservoir. Wide fairways and large greens are inviting to any golfer while the rolling hills and grass bunkers can challenge the skill of the seasoned player. The Oregon Trail Golf Course and Campground sits on the north shore of the Sutherland Reservoir just one mile south of Interstate 80. Par 36. Course Ratings: White – 34.2/104, Blue – 35.1/107.

Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park

This is a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs if you’re traveling. Featuring a 3-acre enclosed dog park and a perimeter walking path it the perfect stop to let everyone loosen up and get some energy out.


Location: South Highway 25

Activities at this Location:

  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing
  • Golf