We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
Improve this listing
Activities: Fishing, Picnicking
Description: The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake...
The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake for boating and fishing, plus picnic grounds and hiking trails.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Wonderful well maintained bike trail and hike around beautiful Holmes Lake

My wife, sister and I biked this trail on a visit to Lincoln and loved being so close to the lake and being able to even bike across the dam overlooking the lake. The trees along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Alan G
,
Venice, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife, sister and I biked this trail on a visit to Lincoln and loved being so close to the lake and being able to even bike across the dam overlooking the lake. The trees along the path provided some shade and lots of beauty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place to exercise, picnic or bring the little ones to play on the playground equipment. Very nice paved area all around the lake to enjoy a long walk. I would like to see nicer restrooms for such a well traveled area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a nice park. There is a lake with a walking path that goes around it. It's about a 2 mile loop with a slight incline. There were people in kayaks and other water activities. There are covered areas for gatherings and people were having fun. Parking was easy and close to the lake and trail. It was a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California USA
Level Contributor
36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place to watch the sunrise, walk and chat with the walkers and fishermen/women. If you like photography, the waterfowl and plants are particularly wonderful. There are picnic facilities and a golf course also available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Holmes Lake is such a nice place to picnic and hike or just watch the stars. In the 1970s we used to sail our little sunfish sailboat on the lake. Not sure I would want to go in the water now, but it is still a nice little lake and beautiful on a clear night. We've had many family reunions... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The total lunar eclipse photography session there was a one-time event for me, but the entire Holmes Lake Park and its facilities are very nice (the lake is especially beautiful at dawn and sunrise) and should be visited frequently for enjoying life's simple things. There's a sand volleyball court, well-maintained softball diamonds (watch a night game there for free entertainment),... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
160 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Easy to find and big enough for a casual walk around the lake. Big bonus as it close to one of the local dog parks too!! Often find people sailing or kayaking around the lake.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a beautiful area in Lincoln, Bike trails, BBQ facilities and walking trails. The lake is absoulutely beautiful. Lots of activities for the whole family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the new walking path that goes all the way around the lake. There are also picnic tables, and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors. I saw more people fishing, due to the reshaped shoreline.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Holmes Lake Park has an extensive trail system that runs all the way around the medium-sized lake, which is stocked for fishermen - "no wake" boating is permitted. There's an observatory for those who love to stargaze at night, and right across the street is Rickman's Run Dog Park. There is plenty of room for your company picnic; there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Holmes Park & Lake also viewed

 

Been to Holmes Park & Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Holmes Park & Lake and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Montreal

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Holmes Park & Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?