Bear Lake Wildlife Management Area is located 5 miles northeast of Beatrice, Nebraska. This structure was originally built in 1972 on a tributary of Bear Creek. It is part of a series of dams built in the Bear, Pierce, and Cedar Creeks watershed flowing into the Big Blue River. Located near Beatrice, Bear Lake is a nice place to spend the evening fishing or having a cookout while enjoying the sunset over the dam. There is also plenty of room for those wanting a nice, quiet place to camp for the weekend.