Explore the C!
Escape the city and come explore the beautiful Lake Cunningham where outdoor adventure awaits you.
Lake Cunningham is NOT under a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms
The State of Nebraska and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are monitoring this weekly and test results can be found at https://deq-iis.ne.gov/zs/bw/
WELCOME TO LAKE CUNNINGHAM
Come experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure at Lake Cunningham. Whether you are walking our trails, 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 standup paddleboard during your time at the C! Rentals available Thurs – Sun beginning in May!
Shop C Gear
Shop Lake Cunningham branded merch and represent your favorite park in Omaha! We hope you C something you love!
ADVENTURE AWAITS YOU
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.