Notable dates at the lake

The Johnson Lake Grass & Leaf Dump:

May 1st – Sunday before Thanksgiving
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
LAST DAY the Sunday before Thanksgiving
For more information regarding the Johnson Lake Grass & Leaf Dump, click here.

Thank You!

Elwood/Johnson Lake Guide

Camping at the Lake

Outdoor Paradise
Camping...Johnson Lake


Two campgrounds, with both primitive and modern camping facilities, provide access to day-use and overnight visitors.camping


At the Main Area on the southeast end of the lake, the Commission operates a campground with gravel pads, complete with electrical hookups.


There are also showers, restrooms, a dump station and an up-to-date fish cleaning station. The swimming beach is nearby.


Across the lake, the South Side Inlet Area offers more gravel camping pads with electrical hookups and modern restrooms. The fishing pier here is readily accessible to the handicapped. This area also has a boat ramp and fish-cleaning station. The North Side Inlet Area is available for primitive camping and has another handicapped accessible fishing pier, drinking water and vault toilets.


Park Entry Permits Are Required.


To make campsite reservations, visit the Nebraska Games and Parks Website or call 402-471-1414