Type of Area
Lake, Wetland, Woodland
Fishing, Birdwatching, Hunting, Paddling
Hours of Operation
24 Hours a Day
About Killdeer Wildlife Management Area
Killdeer WMA is an easy escape from the city. If you are looking to kayak, canoe, fish, or hunt, this forested lake is the perfect option. The name comes from the bird killdeer– a type of plover that likes to run, has a double black band around its neck and is known for its shrill two-syllable call. Although it is close to the city, Killdeer’s landscape gives it a serene, isolated, wilderness-y feel while still being close to home. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission owns Killdeer WMA.