Relatively small but very popular, Bridgeport State Recreation Area lies adjacent to the North Platte River on the north edge of the town of Bridgeport on U.S. 26-U.S. 385. It totals 197 acres with 119 acres of land and 78 acres of water in several sand pit lakes. Picnicking, fishing, swimming and camping are favoriate activities at the area. There is also a playground for the youngsters. All boats are permitted on Center Lake. Swimming is allowed at the designated beach area.
One of the earliest developments by the Commission was the planting of numerous trees and shrubs, which have now matured to provide ample shade. Visitors will find cottonwood, pine, sand cherry, plum, Nanking cherry, quail bush, chokecherry and Chineses elm predominant on the area.
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