TECUMSEH – A grand opening of the Duck Creek Recreation Area near Peru is planned on Saturday, June 2.
Grand opening events include a formal dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by a complimentary lunch at noon served by the Peru Community Impact Group.
Family friendly activities, games, boat rides, kayak checkout, tours, information displays, and drawings for prizes will take place from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The facility provides a 60-acre, no-wake lake with a boat ramp and dock and excellent fishing potential.
A swimming beach is in place, and the crystal-clear water has become popular for kayaks too.
Campers will find 28 RV pads with electrical hookups that cost just $12/night.
Near the tent camping area are a few primitive RV pads for those who do not require electricity.
Two playgrounds and two picnic shelters are in place along with other picnic tables, grills, and fire rings. Several concrete outhouses are situated throughout the park, and hydrants supply fresh water.
Nebraska Game & Parks stocked the lake with largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, and black crappie. State fishing regulations apply, and a 21-inch minimum is set for the bass.
Duck Creek Recreation Area is located seven miles north of Auburn on Highway 75 and two miles east on County Road 736. A Nemaha NRD vehicle entry permit is required at this park and may be purchased at the NRD office in Tecumseh, online at www.nemahanrd.org, or at the park itself.
Annual permits cost just $15 and admit your vehicle to four Nemaha NRD parks — Duck Creek Recreation Area, Kirkman’s Cove, Iron Horse Trail Lake, and Wirth Brothers Lake — through December 31.