Explore the C!

Escape the city and come explore the beautiful Lake Cunningham where outdoor adventure awaits you.

Welcome to Lake Cunningham

Come experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure at Lake Cunningham. Whether you are walking our newly renovated 6.2 mile trail, booking your picture-perfect stay, or hosting an event at the C, we’ve got a variety of recreational activities to help you have fun and connect with nature. 

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Book Your Stay

We’ve got the perfect spot for you! Take advantage of our convenient online registration and get started planning your outdoor adventure. Campground opening date is Friday, April 26th at 1pm.

water rentals

Lake C is partnering with Neighborhood Offshore to offer your destination for water recreation! Book your kayak rental, stand-up paddle board, sailing service and more! Call 402-302-2227 for questions.

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Water Quality

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy conducts weekly samplings to test the water quality at Lake Cunningham. Samples are typically collected on Monday and results are posted on the website on Friday.


Lake Cunningham is a 390-acre lake surrounded by a 1,050-acre park located in north central Omaha, Nebraska. The lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and recreation and opened to the public in 1977. Recreational activities include camping, no-wake boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, disc golfing, sail boating, and kayaking. North of Highway 36 also offers an archery range and nature trails where you can horseback ride.

The vision for Lake Cunningham was built around creating a positive outdoor experience through programs that fulfill the needs of the area and create lasting memories for individuals and families.

Park hours, security & entrances

Park hours are 5:00am–11:00pm. All park rules are in conjunction with the City of Omaha and can be found on our Park FAQ page. Safety is a top priority at Lake Cunningham. We will have park security patrolling the park seven days a week and there will be 24/7 video surveillance at park entrances and the marina. Gates at entrances #1, #2 and #3 will be closed when the park closes at 11:00pm and will open again at 5:00am when the park opens.

Join our List

Sign up for the Lake Cunningham mailing list and receive updates on the latest park improvements, news and events.

Volunteer with Us

At Lake Cunningham, we welcome volunteers and offer a variety of opportunities to put their time and talent to good use in our park. Please note that individuals under the age of 18 must have written consent of the parent or legal guardian before they may volunteer.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at explorethec@lakecunningham.org for more information.