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Branched Oak Trails


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Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can have their choice of several trails around Branched Oak. On Liebers Point near Area #6, nature lovers can walk the half-mile long, foot traffic-only, Wildflower Nature Trail. Across the road from Area #4 is a longer, more rugged trail popular with both hikers and mountain bikers. A third trail runs all the way from Area #11 near the marina, across the dam and west along the lake's south side to a point near Area #2, before turning back to the east again. This trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and snowmobilers.


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Branched Oak Camping

Camping is permitted in nine public use areas around the lake. Facilities and opportunities range from modern to primitive. All campers must register, and overnight camping fees are charged in addition to the required Park Entry Permit. Self-registration stations are located in each campground.

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Branched Oak Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity, and Branched Oak supports a varied fish population, including bluegill, channel and flathead catfish, black and white crappie, largemouth bass, white perch, walleye and wipers. Two modern fish cleaning stations are provided, one each in Areas #5 and #11

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Branched Oak Hunting/Trapping

Quail, dove, pheasant, squirrel, cottontail rabbit and white tail deer abound in the woods and grasslands around Branched Oak. Waterfowl, too, are plentiful and hunting is permitted as posted. Branched Oak is closed to dark (Canada)

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Branched Oak Lake Events

Branched Oak hosts numerous special events each year. The most notable are the bicycling, swimming, triathlon and sailing events of the ever popular Cornhusker State Games each July. An 800

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Branched Oak Swimming

Two designated swimming beaches and associated picnic areas are located in Area #6 on Liebers Point and Area #10 on the lake's north side. Both are open daily from 8 a.m. to 9:30

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Branched Oak Trails

Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can have their choice of several trails around Branched Oak. On Liebers Point near Area #6...