Welcome to Johnson Lake, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Web Site! We are excited you are visiting, and anxious to share Johnson Lake, Nebraska with you.
Our goal for this web site is to promote Johnson Lake as a fabulous place to live, do business and as a vacation destination! Johnson Lake, Nebraska really has it all.
Take a look around our web site. Come back and visit often, as Johnson Lake grows, so will our web site.
With all the recreational opportunities we have to offer, Johnson Lake is definitely Nebraska's Playground. With 28 miles of shoreline, water activities abound: fishing, boating, water skiing, tubing, swimming or just relaxing on the shore with the soothing sound of waves to calm you. An 18-hole golf course is just down the road for the golf enthusiast. Eagle viewing is enjoyed seasonally at the lake. Johnson Lake hosts an Annual Fourth of July Fireworks display, which brings in folks from all surrounding cities.
We are proud of the community Johnson Lake has become. We have our own emergency medical services, with volunteers around the lake to help at a moments' notice. The Chapel of the Lake has weekly church services during the Summer with local ministers filling the pulpit. Several stores around the lake provide the necessities.
We look forward to assisting you in any way we can. For more information contact the the Johnson Lake Chamber by e-mail form.
News Release from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District:
The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will once again provide eagle-watching opportunities to the public this winter.
The regular viewing season will begin at Central’s J-2 Hydroplant on the end of December and will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., CST on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February. The hydroplant is located south of Lexington near the intersection of county roads 749 and 750.
Central’s eagle-viewing facility below Kingsley Dam will open for the season on the end of December and will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., CST on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February. The Kingsley Dam facility is open for eagle-viewing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (MST) on Saturdays and Sundays. (more information on right.)
A limited number of binoculars are available at the facilities, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own viewing equipment.
Central has been providing eagle-viewing opportunities at J-2 since 1988 and at Kingsley Dam since 1990. The eagles are attracted to feed on fish in the open water below the plants, particularly when rivers and lakes in the area are covered with ice.
Several factors influence the number of eagles seen from the facilities on any given day, including climatic conditions, ice coverage on area bodies of water, how many eagles are wintering in the area, and whether the hydroplants are on-line. The best viewing time is normally earlier in the day. There is no charge to visit the facilities.
For more information visit Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District or call 308-995-8601.