Danish Alps SRA Grand Opening is August 1st

LINCOLN – Enjoy a day of family fun Aug. 1 at the grand opening of Nebraska’s newest state recreation area – Danish Alps SRA in northeast Nebraska.

Activities scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. include a fishing clinic, kayaking, boat tours, naturalist activities, hayrack rides and fish-shocking demonstrations. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Danish Alps SRA includes 520 acres of park land and 219-acre Kramper Reservoir. The area is owned by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District and the SRA is managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The lake is stocked with channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and walleye. No live baitfish may be used or possessed. The lake features a handicap-accessible fishing pier, a variety of aquatic habitat features suitable for fish to reproduce and grow rapidly, and several breakwaters to provide excellent angling access.

Boaters will find a ramp that can accommodate two boats at once. There is a 5 mph/no-wake boating restriction on the lake.

The SRA has 73 electrical campsites as well as primitive sites. Danish Alps also has three day use areas, as well as hiking, biking and equestrian trails, picnic shelters, and horse corrals.

Hunting will be allowed in some areas south of 203rd Street from the first Tuesday following Labor Day through the end of the spring turkey season.

Danish Alps SRA is located 1½ miles south and one-half mile east of Hubbard in Dakota County. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park and may be purchased at the park.


Health Advisory Lifted at Sutherland Reservoir

LINCOLN – A health advisory has been lifted at Sutherland Reservoir near Sutherland.

Earlier this month, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) detected elevated levels of toxic algae at the lake. As a precaution, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed the lake to swimming and advised visitors to avoid ingesting water and to keep pets out of the water. All other activities were unaffected.

Testing earlier this week by the DEQ indicated that algae levels had returned to normal levels. As a result, Game and Parks has reopened the swimming beach for public use.

More information on algae levels at lakes statewide can be found on the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality website, deq.state.ne.us.


Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 North 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is responsible for stewardship of the state’s fish, wildlife, parklands, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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