The Best Places to Swim in the Omaha Area This Summer | Public Pools, Water Parks, Lakes, & More [Interactive Map]

July 1, 2016Add a CommentPosted By

One of the best ways to soak in the summer is with a relaxing swim in a nearby lake, river, or pool. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming in the Omaha area, whether you prefer a clear blue pool, a refreshing river with beautiful rocks, or a deep lake you can dive into.

This might help you discover a new swimming spot in the area to add a little excitement to your summer! This is a cost-effective way to keep the kids entertained throughout their summer vacation, get some sun and exercise, and capitalize on the many amenities this area has to offer.

Omaha area public pools

 

View Best Places to Swim in the Omaha Area This Summer in a full screen map.
 

Outdoor Pools

There are so many outdoor pools in the Omaha area that are conveniently scattered all throughout the city and surrounding areas. Find the one closest to your home using our interactive map, and take a dip in the cool water or lay out in the sun to work on your tan!

 

A.) Camelot

Location: 9270 Cady Avenue

2016 Season: June 11–August 7

Hours: 1–5 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

B.) Cryer

Location: 11783 Cryer Avenue

2016 Season: June 11–August 7

Hours: 1–5 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

C.) Deer Ridge

Location: 585 South 126th Street

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: Monday–Friday 12–7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1–5 p.m.

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $3.75

18 & Over: $4.75

2 & Under: FREE

 

D.) Elkhorn

Location: 3200 North 207th Plaza

2016 Season: June 11–August 7

Hours: 1–7 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $3

18 & Over: $4

2 & Under: FREE

 

E.) Elmwood

Location: 606 South Happy Hollow Boulevard

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: Monday–Friday 1–8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12–7 p.m.

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $3.75

18 & Over: $4.75

2 & Under: FREE

 

F.) Gallagher

Location: 2936 North 52nd Street

2016 Season: June 5–August 14

Hours: Monday–Friday 12–8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12–7 p.m.

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $3.75

18 & Over: $4.75

2 & Under: FREE

 

G.) Hanscom

Location: 3110 Ed Creighton Boulevard

2016 Season: June 11–August 7

Hours: 12–6 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

H.) Hitchcock

Location: 5025 South 45th Street

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: 1–7 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

I.) Karen

Location: 6288 H Street

2016 Season: June 11–August 7

Hours: 1–5 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

J.) Lee Valley

Location: 10605 Charles Street

2016 Season: June 11–August 7

Hours: 1–5 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

K.) Miller

Location: 6275 North 30th Street

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: Monday–Friday 1–8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1–5 p.m.

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

L.) Oak Heights

Location: 10205 U Street

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: 12–7 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $3.75

18 & Over: $4.75

2 & Under: FREE

 

M.) Roanoke

Location: 4747 North 113th Street

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: Monday–Friday 1–8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1–7 p.m.

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $3

18 & Over: $4

2 & Under: FREE

 

N.) Spring Lake

Location: 4020 Hoctor Boulevard

2016 Season: June 11–August 14

Hours: 1–5 p.m. Daily

Daily Admission:

16 & Under & Seniors 55+: $1

17 & Over: $2

2 & Under: FREE

 

O.) Zorinsky

Location: 3808 South 156th Street

2016 Season: June 4–August 14

Hours: Monday–Friday 12–8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12–7 p.m.

Daily Admission:

17 & Under & Seniors 55+: $4

18 & Over: $5

2 & Under: FREE

 

Lakes and Rivers for Swimming

Lakes in the Omaha area

 

P.) Lake Manawa State Park

Location

Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs is a popular destination for swimmers and sunbathers of all ages. The modern beach facility at Lake Manawa is a wonderful clean location to enjoy the lake — both underwater or alongside the water. There are plenty of picnic/shelter areas, trails, and other lake activity options (such as boating and fishing) in this park, so there is plenty to do during your visit! There’s a refreshment stand near the beach area as well, so you can grab some food and a refreshing beverage while you relax on the water’s edge.

 

Q.) Fremont Lakes

Location

The Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area holds 40 acres of land and nearly 300 acres of water in 20 sandpit lakes. This is an extremely popular destination for campers, picnickers, and water-lovers alike. The Fremont Lakes area offers four swimming beaches on lakes 9, 10, 15, and 20 with no lifeguards on duty. Use this camping ground map to see where each lake is located within this large network of lakes!

 

R.) Two Rivers State Park

Location

Head to the relaxing swimming beach on the Platte River at Two Rivers State Park, in Waterloo just west of Omaha. This recreation area is nestled between two rivers (as the name implies) — the Platte River and Elkhorn River. This is a nice area to let the kids splash around in the water as you enjoy your time relaxing in the shaded tree area along the shore.

 

S.) Louisville

Location

Louisville State Recreation Area has a swimming beach on Lake #2 that is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). There is a changing house conveniently located near the beach, but there is no lifeguard on duty. The entire recreation area encompasses 192 acres of land, with five sandpit lakes, cottonwood trees, picnic areas, and more. This area is right next to Platte River State Park, which means you could even visit both in the same day!

 

Water Parks for Swimming

Waterparks in the omaha area

 

T.) Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Location

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a year-round destination for families, offering just about any activity you could imagine! The aquatic center and indoor playground includes a swimming pool with two water slides, a diving area, a zero-entry wave pool, a sun deck, and a concession area. Extend your stay by checking into the Peter Kiewit Lodge with guest rooms overlooking the Platte River valley. With a full-service restaurant, an arts and crafts center, a variety of cabins and camping opportunities, and hiking and biking trails, this is the perfect place to spend the weekend!

 

U.) CoCo Key Resort — To escape the sun indoors

Location

CoCo Key Resort at the Ramada Plaza Inn in Omaha is Nebraska’s top family destination resort, offering comfortable accommodations adjacent to the 65,000-square-foot indoor water park. Your kids will have a blast with the 40-foot body- and raft-slides, Adventure River, Parrot’s Perch interactive play island, dip-in kiddie pool, and more. With poolside cabanas, restaurants, bars, and a spa, you’ll have a relaxing and fun-filled experience as well!

 

V.) Pirate Cove Water Park — To soak up the sun outdoors

Location

Pirate Cove Water Park is a popular water adventure destination in Council Bluffs. The water park includes an enormous Z-shaped pool with a zero-depth area, play features, a diving board, two water slides (both covered and open), a separate splash pool area, and a sand area. Relax in the shaded seating area, grab some food and drinks from the concession stand, and admire the unique pirate ship in the pool!

 

W.) Fun-Plex Water Park

Location

The waterpark at Fun-Plex is open all summer long, providing non-stop fun for the whole family. The adults will love swimming up to Nebraska’s only swim-up bar that just opened this summer, and the kids will have a blast splashing around in Typhoon Falls, the Lazzzy River, Motion Ocean, or the Kiddie Pool! Pay for admission to this thrilling park for an entire day of adventure — or grab season passes if you think it will become a family favorite!

 

X.) Fremont Splash Station

Location

The Fremont Splash Station is a modern, family-friendly pool with something for everyone. These summertime facilities in Fremont includes a body slide, speed slide, combination lap pool and wave pool, Hydro-Storm, interactive train slide, splash pad, water walk, and a zero-depth entry to the pool. There is also a full-service concessions stand, bathhouse, family changing room, lockers, chaise lounge chairs, inner tubes, and lots of green space to enjoy! The Fremont Splash Station is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. between May 28 and August 13!

Y.) Papio Bay Aquatic Center

Location

The Papio Bay Aquatic Center is a popular summertime destination covering 5 acres of land with a zero-depth swimming pool, a children’s butterfly slide, sand volleyball courts, concessions, two water slides, a sand play area, wading pools, diving boards, and more! This is the perfect place to go swimming and experience all that Papillion has to offer in the summertime.

 

What’s your favorite swimming destination in the area?

We would love to know!

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Omaha Pools, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, CoCo Key Resort


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