Capitol Beach Lake is a PRIVATE 300-acre lake located less than 10 minutes from Pinnacle Bank Arena, Haymarket, Husker sports and UNL’s city campus. Year-round residences and weekend get-a-ways surround the lake. There is NO PUBLIC beach or public access to the lake.

Lakeside living provides enjoyment in many different forms. The lake is used by residents and their guests for a multitude of outdoor recreational activities that include wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming and sailing.  A walking trail, available where there are no sidewalks, adds to year-round enjoyment.

Beautiful views exist from every vantage point around the lake. Wildlife abounds on and near the lake, including raccoons, deer, mink, ducks, blue heron, migrating waterfowl, and even a red fox! The lake has long been regarded by its residents as the “best kept secret in Lincoln” for the unique lifestyle enjoyed when living near the water. There is something magical about the sound of the water outside your back door.

The lake is managed by the Capitol Beach Community Association (CBCA), which is comprised of residents whose property abuts the lake. Elected board members assure continued enjoyment of the lake by all residents. Streets on the west and north sides of the lake are private, for residents only. Short-term rentals of homes – that is, rentals of less than 30 days – are specifically prohibited by the CBCA Bylaws and Covenants.

Adjacent to the lake is the Saline Wetland Park, created in a joint venture between the CBCA, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District and other generous contributors. This wetlands park is open to the public with nature trails and an observation “hide” so people can view area wildlife in its natural environment. The trail head is at the public parking lot, located near the corner of Lamont and West Lake Industrial Drive.

Kile Johnson
CBCA President