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The Walnut Creek Recreation Area is one of the smallest lakes in the series of flood control projects implemented under the auspices of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District.
It does however offer a number of amenities including a 3 mile trail that surreptitiously connects to the West Papio trail. Other attractions include restrooms, drinking fountains, a playground, picnic areas, an equestrian trail and a host of outdoor activities including fishing, camping, and boating.
The trail is serpentine and flat with the exception of a straight run across the top of the dam and a steep winding grade near the parking lot.
You can connect to the West Papio via an underground crossing of Highway 370 on the northeast side of the lake. From there, you may take a connector trail.
Length: 3 miles
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- Pedestrian traffic can be heavy during holidays and the peak of summer
- Watch for children near the playground which abuts a small portion of the path
- Adequate parking most days
- Scenic view of the lake from most of the trail
- Easy access off of Highway 370
- No road crossings
- Picnic areas and a playground.
- Activities including fishing, equestrian trail, and camping
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