Lake Ericson

Oh, the the sights, smells, and sounds of camping. Crackling fire, roasted marshmallows, cool breezes, twinkling stars overhead, and the melody of crickets and frogs in the distance. There's nothing better, and there's nothing quite like it. 

Lake Ericson offers great camping experiences and accommodations. Just south of the dam are 10 sites with an electrical hook up. Or you may camp along the Cedar River camp ground location of 11 sites with an electrical hook up. A water hydrant is available at both locations to fill upon arrival prior to parking. There are also several charcoal grills and fire rings in the area.

For camping reservations or questions, call 308-728-3132, email us at, or submit your request via the form at the bottom of the page. But first, please review the campsite details and rules below!

Camping Details

Minimum stay of 2 nights for electrical reservations - $30 per night
(Maximum stay of 14 days)
There are 30-amp campsites for $30 per night and 50-amp campsites that are also $30 per night (50-amp sites: Campsites #2, #6, #7 and #8 at the Dam Campground and Campsites G, H and J at the River Campground)
All camp sites are back in ONLY....there are no drive through sites.
Tent camping is also available at two locations. No reservations required - first come first serve. Cost is $10 per night per tent. (no minimum stay) Please obtain envelope at camp ground to leave your payment in the drop box and place a flag by your tent to show you have paid.

Camping Payments

Payment must be received within five (5) days, if paying by a check or immediately if paying by a credit card, after camping reservation is made to guarantee your site. If payment is not paid within this time, you will lose your spot.
Please mail payment to: 
Ericson Lake Corporation
P.O. Box 27
Ord, NE 68862
Make checks payable to Ericson Lake Corporation. Checks, cash, money orders or credit card via PayPal invoice only. We will take your credit card over the phone, however will run it through PayPal and will be an extra $5 service fee.

Camping & Lake Rules 

Payment is due in advance for electrical hook-up campsites. This will guarantee that your electric pedestal at the campsite will be unlocked upon your arrival. Otherwise, you will lose your reservation. The pedestal will remain locked until donation for the site(s) is paid in full. If not paid after calling in for your reservation, you will be charged an additional $10 "service fee" to have the lock removed from your electrical hookup. Check-in for “drive-in” campers will be from 12:00pm (noon) - 9:00pm for the lock to be removed for electricity at your site.
Local board members’ phone numbers are posted to contact to unlock the pedestal when donations for the site are in-hand. Each paid campsite with one camper will only be allowed one tent for an additional $10 per night.

1.  Absolutely no diving anywhere at the lake.

2.  Speed limits are as posted.

3.  No open fires except in places provided.

4.  Camping is limited to 14 days.

5.  Quiet hours are from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.

6.  All pets must be friendly and on a leash at all times.

7.  Swimming is allowed in designated areas only!

8.  Vehicles are confined to roadways and parking areas. ONLY 1 VEHICLE PER CAMP SITE. Any other vehicles are to park in the overflow parking area.

9.  No jet skis.

10. Do not throw rocks into the lake. Leave them on the lake front please.

11. No storage material on lakeside property.


Sorry—no refunds.

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