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Lake Ericson Centennial History Book

posted Sep 27, 2016, 11:48 AM by June Stover

$30 each plus $5 postage. 
Contact Lake Ericson at 49147 Pothast Road, Ericson, NE 68637 or call 402-741-1503 to order your copy.

Raffle Winners

posted Jul 19, 2016, 1:55 PM by The Board   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 1:57 PM ]

 Shotgun: Dixie Laughlin  Cabela’s BBQ Set: Jerry and Sandi Kleine  $50 Shopko gift card: Mike Douglas  55” TV: Tim Held
 Starving Stallion gift certificate:  Mindy Edwards  $300 Walmart gift certificate: Steve Krohn  Cup Set from Dry Creek Western Store:  Greg Markham  Tablet Computer: Dan Tiedtke

Ericson Lake recieves Proclamation from the State of Nebraska

posted Jul 19, 2016, 1:38 PM by The Board   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 1:41 PM ]

I, Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 2nd day of July, 2016 as LAKE ERICSON DAY in Nebraska.

Full Proclamation in quotes below.
“WHEREAS, Lake Ericson is located at the Gateway to the Sandhills in Ericson, Nebraska; and 
WHEREAS, Lake Ericson was created in 1916 for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power; and 
WHEREAS, the generation of hydroelectric power at Lake Ericson was discontinued in the 1970s; and
WHEREAS, Lake Ericson’s purpose evolved into a recreational lake with camping, fishing, no-wake boating, cabin rentals and year-round residents; and 
WHEREAS, Lake Ericson was severely impacted by the 2010 floods; and
WHEREAS, The Ericson Lake Corporation has worked diligently to repair and restore Lake Ericson for full recreational use by the Lake Ericson community; and 
WHEREAS, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Lake Ericson.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 2nd day of July, 2016 as LAKE ERICSON DAY in Nebraska, and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due note of the observance.”

Aerial Photos

posted May 19, 2016, 12:38 PM by The Board

Aerial Photos of the lake now available on cd for $10. To order email lakeericson@yahoo.com.

Memorials

posted Mar 27, 2012, 8:54 AM by The Board   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 8:11 AM by June Stover ]

Elaine Norton has compiled a list of items and plantings on Lake property that had been donated to the ELC over the years.
Bench: In Memory of Willa Scudder…Our long-time friend, Alfreda Baker and Bonnie Owen
Rosebud Tree: In memory of Scud; donated by Lake Ericson Garden Club
The Handicap Fishing Pier/Garden has been dedicated by their family in loving memory of Ray and Myrtle Young of Albion, NE; July 4, 2003; Donated by Bev and Wayne Buller
Bench: In Memory of W.W. Norton, C. H. Norton, W.H. Norton…Long time cabin owners who considered the Lake a little slice of heaven. Donated by Jim and Elaine Norton
Bench: Honoring the Lake Ericson Garden Club -A small group that made a big difference;
1996-2006. Officers: Elaine Norton, President; Bev Buller, Secretary; Mary Watson, Treasurer; Bonnie Owen, Membership; Alfreda Baker, Membership/Auditor

SWIM AREA:
Rosebud Tree: In memory of Buck Watson; donated by Lake Ericson Garden Club
Bench: In memory of Gordon Patterson, owner of cabin called the Great White Whale; 1963-2000; donated by his loving family
Bench: In memory of Audrey Dodson, cabin owner 1920-1930 and Betty Whitney, Lifeguard 1930-1940; donated by Sharon and Willis Knake and Family

CAMPGROUND:
3 trees: In memory of W. H. Norton; donated by Margaret Norton and Lake Ericson Garden Club

COMMUNITY BUILDING:
Evergreen tree: In memory of Doug Johnson; donated by Rose and Clifford Johnson

LEVANDER PARK:
The land for the park was donated by the Levander Family, and it is now cared for by the Gerald and Mary Henn Family.

Campsite Rules

posted Mar 27, 2012, 8:52 AM by The Board   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:40 AM by June Stover ]

Payment due in advance for electrical hook-up camp sites will guarantee that your electric pedestal at the campsite will be unlocked upon your arrival.
Otherwise, the pedestal will remain locked until donation for the site(s) is paid in full.
If you arrive after 9 pm, you will have to wait until the next morning after 10 am for the lock to be removed for electricity at your site.
Check in for “drive-in” campers will be from 10 am through 9 pm
Local board members’ phone numbers will be posted to contact to unlock the pedestal when donations for the site are in-hand.
Paid camp site with one camper will only be allowed one tent for an additional $10 per night.  
No refunds will be given.

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