Tailrace Park offers excellent fishing with playground equipment and primitive camping.
Location: 3.5 miles east of Columbus on 8th Street
and then 1.5 miles south. Tailrace Park is located at the confluence of the
District canal system and the Platte River.
Size: 9.5 acres situated at the Loup Tailrace and Platte River.
Recreation Uses: Popular for relaxed family fun with children’s playground and picnic area. Fishing is quite popular along the entire canal except where posted.
Camping: A limited number of primitive camping sites are available during the summer at no charge. Entry via foot traffic only, no motor vehicle access.
Camping Reservations: No reservations accepted. Limit of 7 days per month (30 day period) in Loup Park system.
Restrooms: Not available.
Trails: No trails are available.
Other services: Playground area and views of the water flow over the Tailrace weir. Swimming is not permitted due to the unsafe rapid water in the tailrace.
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