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Big Indian Recreation Area


category : Recreation

Facilities for a wide variety of outdoor activites make Big Indian Recreation
Area one of Southeast Nebraska's most popular lakes.


Activities include
Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Swimming, Tent Camping, Picnicking, Hiking,
Biking, Cross country skiing. Handicap facilities are present.



Address: Located 6 miles east of Odell on Highway 8

Come visit us in Beatrice, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Gage County Courthouse

This limestone Richardson Romanesque structure with a clock tower was erected in 1890-1892, and has served as the location for the administration of local government and institutions for Gage County for over 100

Beatrice, NE Historic Courthouses

Christ Church Episcopal

This church listed on the National Register of Historic Places is an Early Gothic piece of architecture whose cornerstone was laid in 1889

Beatrice, NE Historic Churches

Chautaqua Tabernacle

The Chautauqua, which operated annual summer assemblies from 1889 until the 1920's, based on high moral standards and offered secular and religious

Beatrice, NE Historic Churches

Paddock Hotel

In 1888 U.S. Senator Algernon Paddock built a hotel and a large opera house. That structure was destroyed by fire on August
1, 1919. Two years later a hotel company was organized, resulting in the New Paddock Hotel, which was completed in 1924.

Beatrice, NE Historic Hotels

Carnegie Building

The original Carnegie Library, built in 1902-3, is an outstanding example of the Beaux-Arts style, designed by architect, George A. Berlinghof, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beatrice, NE Carnegie Libraries

Things to do Recreation near Beatrice, NE

Kirkpatrick North Wildlife Management Basin

Part of the Rainwater Basin, this wetland serves as the home to the annual duck and geese migration. Nature enthusiasts and b...

Henderson Municipal Golf Course

9 Holes, Driving Range, Rental Carts/Clubs....