Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area
11 N of McCook
McCook, NE 69001
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
At top conservation pool, the lake at Red Willow Reservoir covers 1,628 acres of the nearly 6,000 acres managed for public recreation and wildlife. The dam on Red Willow Creek is a zoned, earth-filled structure, 126 feet high and 3,159 feet long. Completed in 1962, it measures 30 feet thick at the top with a maximum base of 820 feet. Its waters provide primary or supplemental irrigation for 28,524 acres of land.