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Bridgeport State Recreation Area

Morrill County

Relatively small but very popular, Bridgeport State Recreation Area lies adjacent to the North Platte River on the north edge of the town of Bridgeport on U.S. 26-U.S. 385. It totals 197 acres with 119 acres of land and 78 acres of water in several sand pit lakes.

Bridgeport had its beginnings during the 1930s as a sand and gravel pumping operation. During the early part of World War II, gravel from Bridgeport was hauled to Alliance to build the concrete runways for the paratrooper base there. The area was obtained by the Game and Parks Commission for development as a recreation area in 1952.


Lee Roth

Thursday, July 5, 2018
We love coming to the Bridgeport lakes but I could not believe how filthy the restrooms at the lakes were. Also we love the swim beach but weeds and trees are over running the area. I hope the State will fix. We visit 2 to 3 times a year with our families of 10 to 20 people. Also the new Coop station is amazing. Great addition for a small town.

Steven Menke

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Good place to sneak away from the family for a couple of hours to go fishing or swimming or to hang out with people,or it's a good place to hang out with your family

lizzy Anderson

Monday, June 11, 2018
The place is clean. They have a fishing and boating side and a beach side for swimmers . Lots of people but well kept.

Ella Hornberger

Thursday, June 28, 2018
I love this place.. great for the whole family .clean restrooms.camping and more

Travis Samuelson

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Good place to camp gets real busy during peak times of summer

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