Branched Oak State Recreation Area

12000 West Branched Oak Rd., Raymond, NE 68428
(402) 783-3400

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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.