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Swanson Reservoir State Rec Area

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Situated on the Republican River, 2 miles west of Trenton on U.S. 34, Swanson Reservoir offers boaters and anglers 4,794 acres of crystal clear water at top conservation pool. Nearly another 4,000 acres of public land are managed by the Game and Parks Commission for outdoor recreation and wildlife. The water clarity of the lake has a special appeal for both boaters and anglers. High water years in the early 1980's cut down on swimming activities, but they provided a natural boost to the fishery that should be enjoyed for years to come. Trophy-size northern pike lurk among the submerged willows and along the face of the dam. Swanson is also known for its large, numerous walleye and a growing population of black bass. Crappie anglers can do well in the shallows during spawning season, but the real draw is the large schools of white bass from July through September.

Location: RR 2 Box 20, Stratton Nebraska 69043 Telephone 308-276-2671

Other Nebraska State Parks nearby:
(Enders) Champion Lake State Recreation Area
(Enders) Enders Reservoir State Rec Area
(McCook) Red Willow Reservoir State Rec Area
(Enders) Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area
(Stratton) Swanson Reservoir State Rec Area

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