Notable dates at the lake

Ladies Luncheon: 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Linda Ridenour 308-870-2401 for reservations.
Chapel of the Lake: Interdenominational services at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Contact Judy Wixson at 308-785-2287 for questions.
The dump:

 - Spring Hours: Open second full weekend in April Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 5pm; closed Easter Sunday

 - Summer Hours: May 1st Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 1pm – 5pm; Saturday 8am – 12pm 1pm – 5pm

 - Fall Hours: Labor Day Wednesday & Saturday 1pm – 5pm; Friday & Sunday 1pm – 4pm
The final open date will be Sunday before Thanksgiving depending on weather.

After hours or questions contact 308-746-6026


JLDI meets third Tuesday of every month, April through October at 7:00 p.m. at the EMS Building.

Thank You!

FAQ

 

How did the Chamber get started?
A group of local residents and business owner’s felt that a legitimate Chamber of Commerce should represent the Lake to ensure the quality of the life at the lake and the surrounding area is maintained. Therefore, the Johnson Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was formed. We intend to be involved with and close to the issues that face the Lake and feel it is a primary function to accurately report on those issues and try to have a positive affect on potential outcomes.
Our Mission Statement is:
The mission of the Johnson Area Lake Chamber of Commerce is to provide a unified voice to promote the business, residential and recreational quality of life of the community.
Where is the Chamber office located?
The mailing address for the Chamber is 29 Mallard Cove, Johnson Lake, NE 68937.
How do I join the Chamber?
It’s as easy as filling out an application and paying the dues depending on your type of membership. Call Kathy Fowler at 308-627-3895 or e-mail: and an application will be sent to you. The link is an online, printable application in pdf form, requiring Adobe Reader. To download an application, click here.
Why should I Join? Besides being a part of the only group focused on the betterment of Johnson Lake?

 

The Chamber can help:

 

• Keep businesses on the lake.
• Assist in the stocking of fish
• Create groups to help clean up the lake
• Bring in new businesses and homeowners
• Increase tourism
• Make the lake a fun place to live, work and play
• Promote watercraft education and safety.


What are the benefits to join the Chamber?

• As we move forward, our goal is to offer our members:
• Business Referrals
• Activities, Special Events and Promotions
• Membership Directory
• Marketing opportunities to increase business revenue and exposure
• Web Site Business Listing
• Monthly Events Calendar
•Link to Lake Issues
• Business After Hours

How is the Chamber financed?

Investment dues from its members finance the Chamber. Additional funding is accepted by individuals and businesses that wish to sponsor a special event or betterment committee/effort.
Where is Johnson Lake Located?
We are located 8 miles south on Hwy 283 from Lexington NE; exit 237 off I-80 & 6 miles north of Elwood if starting from the golf course.
Define the Johnson Lake Area?
We consider it an opportunity to work with communities including and not limited to Cozad, Kearney, Elwood, Lexington, Eustis, Holdrege and Gothenburg. Residents and businesses of Johnson Lake have and will continue to support companies located in these cities…doing our best to “keep it local”.
What can you tell me about the area?
About Our Area…The Lakes and Canyons—
Johnson Lake, Gallagher Canyon, Elwood Reservoir & Plum Creek Canyon consist of a nine-mile segment of the Tri-County Canal and is the most scenic area along this 75 mile canal.

Johnson Lake and Gallagher Canyon have developed campgrounds managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, while primitive camping is available at nearly any suitable location along the canal right-of-way.

The four combined lakes have 4,000 water surface acres, and provide the sportsman with a wealth of fishing for Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Perch, Stripers, Wipers, Catfish and Bullhead. Whether it’s recreational boating, fishing, swimming or camping this area is a must to explore and enjoy!
Area Services Include:

• 18-Hole Golf Course
• Two full-service Camp Grounds
• Restaurants
• Convenient Shops
• Museums
• Two Lake Lodging Facilities
• Antique Shops
• Public Beaches
• Great Fishing & Boating
• Annual Events
• Emergency Medical Service
• Private Airport
• Two On-Water Fuel Locations
• Three Marinas
• Public Boat Ramps
• One Boat Slip Rental Facility
• Three Personal Storage Operations

Where can I stay and eat while I visit Johnson Lake?
We have listings of all our members in the lodging and restaurant business. You can look for hotels/motels, bed & breakfast, restaurants or campgrounds on our web site or contact us for a directory.


I am interested in moving and/or starting a business at the Lake, who should I talk to?
Any Johnson Lake Board Member