Notable dates at the lake

Ladies Luncheon: 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Julie Exstrom  307-631-8075 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 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.

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

Thank You!

Events at the Lake

May 2, 2020 - Boating Safety Classes - CANCELLED!


May 2 - Boating Safety Classes


Boater Safety Class-CCC Lexington

Date: Saturday, May 2

Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Location: CCC-Lexington

1501 Plum Creek Parkway

Lexington, NE  68850

Room 204

Cost: $12.00

Instructor: Becky Ford

A sack lunch will be provided by Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce

Boating safety courses teach students how to safely operate a motorized boat while following all rules and regulations.  Topics covered include navigation and safe operation, Nebraska laws and emergency preparedness.  Anyone born after December 31, 1985, is required to successfully complete a Boating Safety Course and possess a course certificate while operating a boat or personal watercraft.  You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Nebraska.

REGISTER BY PHONE:  308-324-8480 or



Dawson County Opportunity Center

1501 Plum Creek Parkway

Lexington, NE  68850

**If a class is canceled, you will receive a phone call and automatic refund.  Students who withdraw from a class must call 308-324-8480 at least one day in advance before the class begins to receive a full refund.


Nebraska law requires anyone operating a motorboat or personal watercraft must be at least 14 years of age. Operators born after December 31, 1985 must have successfully completed the Nebraska boat safety course.



July 4th Boat Parade


July 4 - Fourth of July Boat Parade

4th of July boat parade starting at 10:00 am at the Marina
Dock Decorating Contest starting at 1:00 pm
Register at the boat dock at the Marina between 9:00 am-10:00

Canyon Lakes Brewery

Please join us for the following events on:

              St. Patrick’s Day


              Mother’s Day

              Father’s Day

              4th of July

              Veteran’s Day

              New Years

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