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.

ELC Trail of Lights 2021
Memory Tree Decorations 2021

Who loves Christmas lights?!  Pack up the family & join us for Ericson Lake's Trail of Lights.  Please remember that this event is outdoors, so dress accordingly.

You may also purchase a beautiful, personalized ornament for our Memory Tree that will be on display at the Trail of Lights.  Cost is only $5 each.  Contact Cyndi Schure at 308-539-2255 or order online at

If you, or anyone you know, has any of the following items they would like to donate, we would love to have them!

  • Working Christmas lights
  • Outdoor Christmas decorations
  • Extension cords
  • 3- & 4-way plugs
  • Mason jars
  • Battery operated push lights
  • Greenery garland



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.

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Get the scoop on all the latest! Locals, be sure to check out the "News Blog" page to stay up to date with more happenings and events as well as the community calendar!

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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Mar 18

Building Bridges

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