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Raymond - Branched Oak State Recreation Area

12000 W. Branched Oak Rd

Branched Oak, 2 mi. N of Malcolm via S-55M, is the largest of the Salt Valley Lakes near Lincoln, encompassing 5,595 acres with 1,800 acres of water. The swimming beaches are unsupervised. Full hookups (water, sewer, electric) are available on 12 camping sites. The campgrounds have restrooms, showers, drinking water, and 4 dump stations. There are 338 pad sites, 287 with electrical (213 30 amp / 40 50-amp). There are 172 electrical and 9 non-electric sites available for reservations. There is ample space for primitive camping.


Rae Wulf

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Nice small beaches and lots of camping area, Branched Oak Lake is lovely and not too far from Lincoln to be inconvenient. We love going out in the evenings once in a while during the summer months and just chilling on in the sand! The water isn't ALWAYS the cleanest, but it is a small lake in the middle of the country, not Lake Michigan by any means. Great for grilling out and chilling!

Stephanie Camerone

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Branched Oak is a nice lake and camping area in Nebraska. The area is always clean and well kept up but the swimming lake is on the smaller side and it's a better location for camping and fishing.

Leonard Nigerski

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
I feel a little unfair giving them four stars. It is a beautiful Park. I love the water. They've got vast areas to choose from, for parking. For all of that I would give 5 stars. However, I am only there on Labor Day weekend. We have had a family reunion there from Friday through Monday for several years. I hate it. It is crammed full. We're in the middle of a horseshoe type area. There is zero parking. There are people crammed in like sardines, kids walking in the road, people walking in the road, and it is not at all enjoyable. It would also be nice if they could add another bathroom in each area but that will probably never happen. I have been there early once, we got there on a Thursday. I can say that it was a completely different feel and an extremely enjoyable time. But stay away on a holiday weekend in the summer.

Matthew Hawke

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Love to take the kids camping here always busy would be my only complaint so get there early to reserve camp site for a tent

Nichol Wright

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
A group of friends & family all get together here several times a summer. We always have such a great time and the memories we've made are priceless. Great selection of primitive and electricity sites. Get there EARLY on holiday weekends or you probably won't get a write!

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