An oasis in the Great Plains, Jackson Lake offers exceptional recreation opportunities. The 2,700 acre Jackson Reservoir is the center of the park.
Activities: Biking, Birding, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Group Camping, Group Picnicking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Picnicking, Sailboarding, Swimming, Winter Recreation - Cross Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing
Biking: Designated trails and park roads.
Boating: Motor boats permitted. Jet skiing, water skiing and sailboarding are popular. The Shoreline Marina has boat rentals. 2,700 surface acre reservoir when full.
Camping: Yes, open year round, 260 sites. Campgrounds are located around the lake. $16/night/non-electric, $20/night/electric. Showers and laundry available in camper services building. Each campsite is allow 1 hard-side unit and 1 tent, or 2 tents.
Fishing: Bait, lure, fly fish all permitted. Ice fishing in winter. Fish species include catfish, crappie, perch, rainbow trout, saugeye, walleye, wipers. Northern pike and large and small-mouth bass are also present.
Geocaching: There are 2 geocache sites to find, "5 O'Clock Somewhere" and "Centennial". The visitor center and geocacheing.com has GPS coordinates.
Hiking: The Prairie Wetland Nature Trail is a scenic 1/4 mile trail
Hunting: Waterfowl, upland bird, pheasant, archery deer during season. Designated areas using shotgun with birdshot or archery.
OHV Riding: An OHV track is open 8am to sunset, year round. OHV's not permitted on parks' roads, campgrounds or on local roads.
Picnicking: A variety of picnic sites are located around the lake, first come first serve. The Centennial Group Picnic Area can accommodate up to 100 people and is reservable through the park.
Winter Recreation: Camping, Ice fishing, Ice Skating, Hunting