Recreation - Powder Creek Use Area


Powder Creek LakeThe Powder Creek Project was built primarily for flood control benefits but will feature recreation as well.  The site drains 7,636 acres which has 12 flood and gully control dams in place to help reduce sediment erosion and runoff.  Powder Creek Lake is the largest structure in the Aowa Watershed Project.  The wildlife management area covers 467 acres, of which 107 acres is the lake.


Game & Parks Commission is presently maintaining the area as a Wildlife Management Area


Powder Creek Lake is located 2 miles east of Newcastle on Highway 12 and 2 1/2 miles south on 585 Avenue.  The address is 88082 585 Road, Ponca NE  68770


Map of areaThe lake has been stocked with Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Walleye and Pike.  There is a 21” limit on Largemouth Bass.


Motorboats limited to 5 mph (no wake)


For the hunter there is excellent habitat with pheasant quail, deer, waterfowl and dove.