Explore the C!

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Lake Cunningham Campground closes for the season Friday, October 14th. A special thank you to all of our campers for staying with us. 2023 campground reservations will be made available in early March.

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.

The vision for Lake Cunningham was built around creating a positive outdoor experience by providing activities and programs that fulfill the needs of the area and create lasting memories for individuals and families. It has been fulfilling watching kids first-hand participate in new outdoor activities and reconnect with nature. When the park opened in 2021, Lake C was fully invested in providing outdoor educational youth programs with no cost associated. To date, our programming team has served over 5,000 youth and has worked with 35 organizations/sites.

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.

Pic'd on purpose

Book your picture-perfect gathering at Lake Cunningham.

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.