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

Map Page

Lake Map 2021

Johnson Lake is located in South Central Nebraska.

Directions: If traveling on I-80, take Hwy 283 south at Lexington, Exit 237 for 8 miles.


Arapahoe 20 miles south Kearney 44 miles east
Beaver City 41 miles south Lexington 8 miles north
Cozad 19 miles NW Lincoln 174 miles east
Denver 297 miles SW McCook 73 miles SW
Elwood 7 miles south North Platte 73 miles west
Gothenburg 29 miles NW Ogallala 99 miles west
Grand Island 88 miles east Omaha 230 miles east
Hastings 97 miles SE Holdrege 34 miles SE