Lincoln, NE: Conestoga State Recreation Area

Hikers must follow unofficial, angler, or game trails for most of this 3.1-mile circumnavigation of Conestoga Lake, a popular roosting ground for upland birds and gobblers.
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Hikers must follow unofficial, angler, or game trails for most of this 3.1-mile circumnavigation of Conestoga Lake, a popular roosting ground for upland birds and gobblers.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.2

Waypoints

CLC001

Location: 40.7705497741699, -96.8457336425781

Head S to path along dam

CLC002

Location: 40.764533996582, -96.8462295532226

Turn R onto faint trail, bending along with the lakeshore

CLC003

Location: 40.7631492614746, -96.8482971191406

Move up bank into woods

CLC004

Location: 40.7631340026856, -96.8527526855469

Open spots great for picnicking

CLC005

Location: 40.7628173828125, -96.8536148071289

Park gate on L; continue straight through several primitive campsites

CLC006

Location: 40.7619514465332, -96.8553466796875

Thick cattail patch gently sways in the wind

CLC007

Location: 40.7620849609375, -96.8581161499024

Turn R near waterline; watch for turkey and deer tracks in mud
Caution: High water conditions require bushwhack through 3-foot reeds

CLC008

Location: 40.7653007507324, -96.85888671875

Veer R, staying on bank

CLC009

Location: 40.7665176391602, -96.8552169799805

Bear L into lightly wooded forest

CLC010

Location: 40.7699661254883, -96.8531799316406

Cross the grass lawn @ main beach; quickly join park road

CLC011

Location: 40.7696990966797, -96.8488159179688

Rejoin trail, zigzag back to trailhead