Explore the C!

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please be advised of traffic control and road closures from 7:30 to 12p.m./noon. on Sunday July 17, 2022 for the Omaha Triathlon. The road closures include Lake Cunningham Road/State Street between 96th Street and 72nd Street, 72nd Street from Lake Cunningham Road to Bennington Road/Highway 36, and Highway 36 west to Hwy 133. Please visit the Omaha Triathlon website for a map and for more details.

Residents should avoid using these during this special event. However, traffic control law enforcement will be on hand to route any necessary traffic in a safe and efficient manner. If you have any plans, especially from 7am to 10:30am that necessitate leaving please drive north on 75th Street to Rainwood Rd to 72nd Street. Police will meter traffic East across 72nd Street when safe to do so.

Welcome to Lake Cunningham

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 included tent camping, no-wake boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, picnicking and horseback riding.

In 2021 we began our youth programming at the park and served nearly 2,000 kids. We are looking forward to working with more community partners and helping kids in the metro experience nature! Watch the latest Lake C video of a normal Saturday and Sunday during the summer. The video also features some of our youth groups who loved their time at the C! 

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.

Adventure Awaits You

Come experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure at Lake Cunningham. Whether you are just visiting the park, spending time on the water, or staying with us, we’ve got a variety of recreational activities to help you have fun in the sun and connect with nature. 


Interested in staying with us? Check out our campgrounds and reserve your spot.

outdoor concert with rock the c logo


Experience live music during our summer campground concert series.

glamping tent


Lake C is excited to offer glamping for patrons that want to camp in style.

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.