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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.


Ron Leal

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Bridgeport Lake is a Great place to camp. I hope with the added Enforcement by the Nebraska Game and Parks to make sure everyone has Park Permits and that all camper pay for there Camp Sites that Bridgeport Lake see the upgrades other State Lake receive. I would also like to Thank the Morrill County Sheriff Office for there added Security and Enforcement. "LIFE IS TOUGH GO CAMPING"

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.


Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
Definitely had no problem in finding a spot on the lake side, most likely because it was in September. Do not recommend camping in the shade near the water because of the mosquitoes and do not recommend camping near the entrance due to the trains that pass by during the night, a continuous clunk clunk all night long. Would have stayed another night but due to the trains I got absolutely no sleep. Why 4 stars, liked the serenity and picturesque of the area around the lake.

Liz Murphy

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
We chose to come here to watch the eclipse, and it was a great choice! It is absolutely beautiful here! It was not to crowded either. But be aware of one thing.... tiny little leaches in the lake. They were smaller then the width of my fingernail. We had to take or dogs to a dog wash after because they had quite a few, but none on us. Still worth it though.

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