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Better make sure your fishing line's test weight is sufficient! Excellent Bass, Northern, Crappie and Bluegill fishing here. You can also catch Catfish and Walleye below the dam.


There is excellent pheasant and duck hunting around the lake. Be sure you have the land or property owner's permission before you hunt. Also, remember there is no hunting within 600 feet of any habitable structure unless you have the express permission of the land/property owner.


Remember, Lake Ericson is a NO-Wake lake and jet skis are not allowed. We offer a nice boat ramp for all types of boats. You can also enjoy the afternoon by taking a relaxing journey down the Cedar River in your canoe or try "Get Tanked" - going down the river on a picnic table in a plastic "tank". Its a Hoot!! For more information, go to www.get-tanked.com.


Ahhh... the joys of camping. Crackling fire, the sounds of crickets and frogs in the distance and the roasting of marshmallows. Our camping area has been updated. Just south of the dam are 10 pads complete with electricity and with water hydrants available. There are several charcoal grills and fire rings in the area. Please limit your stay to 14 days.

For Camping Reservations or questions  - call 308-728-3132 or email us at  lakeericson@yahoo.com

*Campsite Rules *
Payment is due in advance for electrical hook-up camp sites. This will guarantee that your electric pedestal at the campsite will be unlocked upon your arrival. Otherwise, you will loose your reservation. The pedestal will remain locked until donation for the site(s) is paid in full. Check in for “drive-in” campers will be from 10 am through 9 pm for the lock to be removed for electricity at your site.
Local board members’ phone numbers are 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.
Sorry no refunds

Minimum stay of 2 nights - $20 per night
50 amp campsites are $25 per night (Campsites #8 at the Dam Campground and Campsites G and H at the River Campground)
Payment must be received ten (10) days after camping reservation is made to guarantee your camp site. 
Please mail payment to: 
Ericson Lake Corporation 
P.O. Box 27 
Ord, NE 68862 
Make checks payable to Ericson Lake Corporation. Checks, cash, money orders or PayPal only. We do not accept credit cards over the phone. Sorry, no refunds. 

Tent Campers in Tent Camping Areas
$10 per tent per night - no reservations required

For all inquires contact lakeericson@yahoo.com


The lake has an excellent swimming area. With a sandy beach and shady sitting area, you will enjoy splashing in the water or reading your book as you watch the children play. The swimming area is marked off with floating buoys so be sure to stay inside them for safety.


Need a place to stay? Here are some alternatives in the lake area.  
Cabin Rentals:
-->Rich and Donna Uhrenholdt:  402-843-2471, cell 402-843-8109. 
Lodging is available on a limited basis at the Drunken Duck Lodge. Contact Fred Gerber at 402-301-6059. 
You can also stay in town at the Stockmans Motel. Call 308-653-5457.
There are also two RV hookups by the motel that have electric, water and sewer. Please call Georgia Waddle at 308-653-2159.

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