At Lake Ericson, we've turned lake days into a lifestyle. We think that getting out there and enjoying life is truly what it's all about, and we've earned a reputation for being a rural treasure trove of good fishing, good company, and "dam" good times. So jump on in, friends. What are you "wading" for?

Gompert Kids
Nebraska fishing

Beautiful Lake Ericson's scenic trails and pristine water offer you the opportunity to be fully immersed in nature. Whatever your idea of the "perfect day" is, you can find it here. From serene afternoon strolls, spectacular bird-watching, and relaxing sun-soaked naps on the beach to exciting fishing expeditions, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and some of the best waterfowl hunting around.

Lake Ericson is a small community, but we love our little slice of heaven, and we love sharing it with others who live for chasing adventure and making memories. We might be biased, but the sun just seems brighter and the air fresher out here.

Live cam of the spillway


At Lake Ericson, you can dig in and explore, enjoy some R&R, or both! The beauty of Lake Ericson (aside from the obvious) is that your stay can be as lively or as laid-back as you want it to be. Here, it's all about great times and great company in the great outdoors.

Explore Lake Ericson

4th Annual Ericson Lake Paddle Poker Run

Saturday, July 3rd at 1:00 PM - Rain or Shine

Pre-registration from now until June 20th

Schedule of Events: 12:00 - 12:45PM - Participant Packet Pickup & Onsite registration 1:00PM - Paddle Poker Run starts Followed by meal, prizes and festivities under the carousel

Thank You to This Year's Paddle Poker Run Sponsors!


BigIron Realty
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Cabin Realty & Ag Services, Inc.
M&M Farms
Kayton International, Inc.
Cornerstone Bank
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Burwell Shurfine Foods
Endacott-Peetz-Timmer-Koerwitz, PC, LLO
Ord Grocery Kart
Levander Funeral Home
Applied Connective Technologies
Levander Construction
People's Service


Joe & Chris Wadas
First National Bank of Ord—Sargent & Greeley
Scheef Insurance, Inc.
Dog Town Lodge & Spook Trail
Northside, Burwell NE since 1910
Citizen's State Bank
Good Life Health Services
Schalk Auto, Inc.
J.Jill Photography
Town & Country Insurance Agency
Burwell Dental Clinic, PC
Petska Backhoe & Plumbing
Lammers, Abel & Kaps, CPA's, PC
Loup Valley Dental - Dr. Arielle Brinkman
Burwell Family Practic, PC, Hugh R. Holmquist MD, Brieanna M. Cameron PA-C
Boone County Health Center
Stowell, Geweke & Piskorski, P.C., L.L.O.
Country Bliss Flooring, LLC
Henderson State Bank, Member FDIC
Cedar Rapids State Bank
The Parts Bin, Inc - Napa Ord
Lammli, Locke & Beaudette Law
Palmer Eye Care, PC


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Lake Ericson


Dec 18

River Changes Path

Due to high river and continued silt and sand erosion, the natural pathway for the river built up as the...
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Lake Ericson


Mar 18

Building Bridges

The bridge has completed its journey from Ord to Lake Ericson!
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