Merritt Reservoir

Description:

Merritt Dam, a feature of the Ainsworth Unit, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, is on the Snake River 14 miles upstream from the confluence of the Snake and Niobrara Rivers. Recreation is managed by Nebraska Game and Parks. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Available species include walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, crappie, and yellow perch. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing moderate fluctuations. THe reservoir peaks has 2,906 water surface acres, 6,147 land acres and 44 miles of shoreline. Fishing season is year-round. Current reservoir levels.

Directions:

Located 21 miles southwest of Valentine, Nebraska. Nearest highway is Nebraska 97.

Phone:

402-376-3320

Email:

valentine.maintenance@ngps.ne.gov

Address:

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission 420 East First Street. Valentine, NE 69201-1904

Activities:

Boating Camping Fishing Hunting Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Water Sports

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

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