Explore the C!

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

IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT: 9/28/2023 The lake has tested positive for Harmful Algal Blooms. HAB is harmful when ingested by pets or humans. As always, swimming is prohibited. See below for current test results. 

WEEKLY WATER TESTING INFO: The State of Nebraska and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are monitoring the lake weekly and test results can be found at https://deq-iis.ne.gov/zs/bw/


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 a the C, we’ve got a variety of recreational activities to help you have fun and connect with nature. 

Book your stay

Plan your next camping adventure at the C! Electric, full hookup, and primitive camping options.

Kayak & SUp Rentals

Book a kayak or paddle board during your stay at the C. Rentals are available Thurs – Sun. Located at Entrance #1, near the boat ramp. 

Shop C Gear

Shop Lake Cunningham branded merch and represent your favorite park in Omaha! We hope you C something you love!


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 through programs that fulfill the needs of the area and create lasting memories for individuals and families. 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.

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.