Branched Oak State Recreation Area
12000 West Branched Oak Rd., Raymond, NE 68428
The largest lake in eastern Nebraska can be found at Branched Oak State Recreation Area near Raymond. Branched Oak Lake spans 1,800 acres, making it a mecca for fishing and water sports. Boats of all kinds are allowed and wind-surfing is popular. Nine ramps, 49 boat docks and a marina that rents boats and sells fuel, bait and concessions help make a visit to Branched Oak a user-friendly experience. Other amenities include a bar and grill, spots for camping with horses, a dog trial area and trails for biking, hiking and equestrian use. Keep an eye out for bald eagles in spring.