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Merritt Reservoir Recreation Area
Merritt Reservoir Recreation Area
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Lat: 42.596054
Lon: -100.891624
Ele: 2,986 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Nebraska Nebraska
Lat: 42.596054   |    Lon: -100.891624   |    Ele: 2,986 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Nebraska Nebraska

Set against the backdrop of Nebraska's sandhills, cool off and relax at this reservoir.

Merritt Reservoir State Recreational Area is located in Cherry County, Nebraska. It spans 2,906 acres, is 11 miles long, and has a shoreline of 44 miles. Located 26 miles southwest of Valentine, you will find this recreational area in the north-central part of the state. This deepwater lake is feed by the Snake River and Boardman Creek. The lake's most favorable actives include boating, fishing, hunting, camping, and more. All forms of boats, from paddles to motors, are allowed here. Five ramps and seven docks are located on the lake. An ADA-accessible ramp is also available.

Merritt Reservoir is home to a variety of fish and is a prime fishing area. Expect to find walleye, crappie, bass, angler, and Lunker catfish. Hunting is also a popular activity and hunting season opens the day after Labor Day. Popular animals to hunt include prairie grouse, wild turkey, whitetail, and mule deer. Camping accommodations are plentiful in the region surrounding the reservoir. Campgrounds include Beads Landing, Boardman, and Cedar Bay. You can book campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs. They offer full hookups, a sewage dump, modern showers, and bathrooms. About half of the campsites require reservations; others are on a first-come, first-served basis. Nightly reservations are located at the ranger station, check or cash only accepted. 

Merrit Reservoir State Recreation Area also has over 200 picnic tables with 190 picnic areas that have grills. This is a pristine area to enjoy the scenery and spend time with family and friends. In addition, you can find the Merrit Trading Post outside the park. It is a private resort but contains helpful information, maps, restaurants, bait, food, cabin rentals, and more. An entrance fee to park applies when visiting here. This can be purchased in advance or at the park entrance. Explore Valentine, Nebraska today!

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JAN
30° / 18°
5 days
FEB
32° / 18°
6 days
MAR
47° / 30°
11 days
APR
55° / 38°
15 days
MAY
66° / 48°
20 days
JUN
79° / 59°
18 days
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JUL
86° / 64°
18 days
AUG
84° / 62°
16 days
SEP
76° / 55°
12 days
OCT
58° / 41°
10 days
NOV
46° / 32°
5 days
DEC
32° / 20°
5 days

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