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Guide to Crystal Cove Park in South Sioux City, Nebraska

Crystal Cove Park, nestled in a South Sioux residential area, is a cute park well worth a visit!

in background, green grass and trees against a pale blue sky at Crystal Cove Park in South Sioux City, Nebraska

What is Crystal Cove Park?

Crystal Cove Park is one of South Sioux City's premier parks, consisting of a 33-acre lake inside a 100-acre park! The park is free and open to the public. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds and other wildlife.

Where is Crystal Cove Park?

Crystal Cove Park doesn't actually have a specific street address, but for GPS etc. purposes, it's closest to W 39th & Timberline Drive in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

There is lots of free parking in the parking lot at Crystal Cove Park.

Trails and amenities at Crystal Cove Park

Crystal Cove Park has about 1.5 miles of trails, looping around the lake, but that's far from the only thing to do at Crystal Cove! Some other features visitiors love at Crystal Cove include:

  • Disc Golf course: my family has played the first 9 holes, but it got too buggy for us, so we bailed before the second nine. Bring bug spray if you want to stay a while! The South Sioux City Parks & Rec Department has a Crystal Cove Disc Golf Course map on their website.
  • Picnic shelters: There are several, including a unique one right by the lake
  • Play structure: Perfect for kids to climb on!
the play structure at Crystal Cove Park in South Sioux City, Nebraska, with a small climbing wall feature on one side and a twisty green slide from the top.

Crystal Cove Lake

The 33-acre lake at Crystal Cove is small but scenic and is a great place for fishing or boating. There is a fishing dock (which was being used as the launch point for some really cool remote-control seaplanes the last time I visited Crystal Cove!) as well as a boat launch. Kayaking, paddleboarding, and other paddling fun are popular at Crystal Cove. And the lake is stocked three times a year, so you're sure to have something good to catch, including largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and pike.

the lake at Crystal Cove Park in South Sioux City, Nebraska, with a fishing dock and picnic shelter also visible. The trees on the distant shore are reflected in the clear water.

Be sure to follow all Nebraska state regulations on fishing permits etc!

For more information

picnic shelter at Crystal Cove Park in South Sioux City, Nebraska

To find out more about Crystal Cove Park, reach out to the South Sioux City Parks & Rec Department.

To find out more about parks in the Sioux City area, check out my guide to Siouxland State & County Parks, and my guide to City Parks in Sioux City.

crystal cove lake including boat dock and picnic shelter


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