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Lake Wanahoo - Opening April 28, 2012

posted Nov 3, 2011, 5:17 AM by Robert Richardson   [ updated Mar 12, 2012, 2:09 PM ]
Not the biggest lake for windsurfing or kiting, but this lake has a a lot going for it.
1. No wake/motorboating lake
2. Very open to winds from all directions except the rare west winds will be blocked some by the hill along the west.
3. New lake with camping and other facilities, and lots to do that is also good for family and other activities such as hiking or biking the 4 mile trail around the lake, canoeing etc
4. There are sailing areas that will be great for learning windsurfing and kite board, for speed sailing, course racing and general slalom sailing.  I do not expect extreme waves like Calamus or Big Mac can get on high winds, but it is only 20 minutes from west Omaha!

3/12/2012 UPDATE -Lake Wanahoo will open April 28.. read more at

3/3/2012 UPDATE - Local financing still in discussion may delay lake opening... read more:

1/20/2012 UPDATE -Lake Wanahoo plan OK'd by Game and Parks
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1/14/2012 UPDATE - Nebraska Games and Parks set to operate the new lake this spring for at least three years:

12/29/2011 UPDATE -Lake Wanahoo plan still under discussion  -

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