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Chalco Hills Recreation Area, Omaha

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Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Water Body
Chalco Hills Recreation Area is located in northwestern Sarpy County, Nebraska, and approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of downtown Omaha. Chalco Hills consists of 1,186 acres (4.80 km2) of which 246 acres (1.00 km2) is covered by Wehrspann Lake, an artificial reservoir. The recreation area was opened in 1988 as part of Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District efforts to provide flood control and improve recreation opportunities. The Dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the recreation area is managed by the Natural Resources District.
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  • Always a great place to visit - bike, run, lake stuff (no swimming) or just enjoy the park! Nice variety of picnic spots, playgrounds, soccer fields, and good boat access. Many great photography...  more »
  • I love coming here with my son on nice days. Every Tim we come we either see deer or turkeys. It’s a clean park with friendly people walking, fishing and biking. I’d definitely recommend if your...  more »
  • This place is amazing. I love being outdoors and listening to the sound of nature. It's a great place to fish, hike, bike, and go kayaking. The wildlife is always visible and you will always see some sort of wildlife. Chalco also has parks for kids to play on and an off leash dog trail. There is also a huge hill which is perfect for sledding down.
  • Love love love. Take it slow. Walk the mowed paths off of the concrete trail. If you're an off-road bicyclist, you'll love this off the path adventure. Sure it will take you closer to the hustle and bustle of the business area running adjacent to the park, but the beauty and quiet spender of being away from other walkers and bikers, will feed your soul. And it's a great workout!

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