Blue River State Recreation area is a day-use only area that provides walk-in pedestrian river access for anglers. Common carp, channel catfish and flathead catfish are among the species present in this stretch of the river. Picnicking is permitted, though no tables, shelters or grills are provided.

Situated on the West Fork of the Big Blue River, this state recreation area is a haven for anglers and people seeking a tranquil surroundings. This day-use only area only provides “walk-in” pedestrian river access.


Blue River SRA Nebraska
5 miles N. of Dorchester on NE-76B/Washington Ave Dorchester, NE 68405



Camping is available year-round in Nebraska.


The daily fee for a single-use permit is $6 for residents of Nebraska and $8 for non-residents. If you plan to visit Nebraska state parks more than five times per year, you can save money by purchasing a yearly pass. They are affordable at $31 for residents and $46 for non-residents.

Nebraska’s state parks, state historical parks and state recreation areas offer five different levels of camping: full hookup ($35 per night); electric plus ($30 per night); electric ($25 per night); basic ($15 per night); and primitive ($10 per night).


Contact Details

Phone: (402) 796-2362


Official Website: Blue River SRA Nebraska


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Blue River SRA Nebraska:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Blue River SRA is a must-visit state park in Nebraska. Check out other state parks in Nebraska here.

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