Explore the C!

Escape the city and discover the newly redeveloped Lake Cunningham where beauty and outdoor adventure await you.

SNOW REMOVAL UPDATE (01/15/22): The trail and parking lots have been plowed and are open for park use. Thanks for your patience as our grounds crew cleared the area. Enjoy the snow at the C! 

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Lake Cunningham is now open!

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.

Watch the latest Lake C video featuring Brook Bench, Director of Lake Cunningham Development Trust, who shares insight into the redevelopment project and improvements to the park.

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 Rules 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.

Park Improvements

We are working on numerous improvements to Lake Cunningham.

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Upcoming Event: C Monster Run

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 8:00am Start Time

Explore the C at our first annual Lake Cunningham “C Monster Run”! Enjoy Lake Cunningham’s newly renovated/scenic trail! Register to walk/run 1-mile, 6-mile (once around the lake), 12-mile (twice around the lake), or a 12-mile relay! All proceeds will go back into benefiting future projects and development for Lake Cunningham! SIGN UP NOW

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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.