Alexandria State Recreation Area

A favorite fishing place is Alexandria State Recreation Area, located three miles east and one mile south of Alexandria. The spring fed lakes are man made and total 4.3 acres of water. The area is fairly level with mature trees offering fishing, picnicking and camping. A concession stand is open May through September. Lakes are stocked with bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass and sunfish. A gravel road encircling one lake and most of the others provides easy fishing access.

The area also features modern and primitive restrooms, a dump station, three picnic shelters, grills and electrical hookups for campers. A boat ramp and dock for electric motor boats or non powered boats has been added to the west edge of the west lake.

The area has two playgrounds and offers visitors a great place to watch wildlife and birds of all kinds. A valid Nebraska park permit is required for the Alexandria State Recreation Area.

Alexandria Wildlife Management Area

The Alexandria Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located near Alexandria State Recreation Area and consists of 1,204 acres. This includes the southwest Alexandria WMA located two miles east and one and one-half miles south of Alexandria on the Big Sandy Creek. Channel catfish and carp can be found in the waters of the WMA.

Hunting is allowed in the WMA. Game includes deer, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and waterfowl.