5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Nebraska

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Nebraska


With dozens of lakes, Nebraska has plenty of water at a jet skier’s disposal. Whether you’re looking to jet ski alone or with friends, you’re certain to come across plenty of fun and exciting spots to get some use out of your watercraft. Here are five great jet skiing spots in Nebraska.

1. Levi Carter Park, Omaha, NE

As the largest lake in Omaha that allows jet skis, you can get a lot of time out on the water at Levi Carter Park. The 500-acre Carter Lake offers several amenities, such as a marina, to enjoy a weekend of jet skiing fun.

2. Lake Manawa

Lake Manawa is located just outside of Omaha in Council Bluffs, however it is enjoyed by thousands of Nebraskans every year. Lake Manawa allows all kinds of water-based activities, including jet skiing. With 772 acres of lake to enjoy, jet skiers will have no problem carving out their own space. 

3. Lake McConaughy

Lake McConaughy, situated just outside of Ogallala, is a spectacular location to jet ski on a reservoir on the North Platte River. As Nebraska’s largest lake, there are miles and miles of water to enjoy with friends and family. 

4. Lake Maloney

Open year-round, Lake Maloney is just six miles south of North Platte and offers camping, fishing, and allows for plenty of water activities for hours of fun. Grab your jet ski and head out on this 1,000-acre lake to catch some waves and watch some wildlife.

5. Calamus Reservoir

Located in central Nebraska, Calamus Reservoir is a 5,123-acre lake that allows water activities of all kinds—from water skiing to jet skiing.