Standing Bear Lake, also known as Dam Site 16, is a park located at 6404 North 132nd street in West Omaha
.The park has a 135-acre (0.55 km2) lake with boating in the summertime, and ice skating in the winter. The park and recreation area covers about 396 acres (1.60 km2) of land surrounding the lake, with a 131-acre (0.53 km2) wildlife area is located on the west side of the park.
Also known as Dam Site 16, the lake was originally built as a dam for flood control in the Lower Papio Valley. Recently the Nebraska State Game and Parks Commission added trout fishing to the lake.
One of the earliest trails in the Omaha area is around Standing Bear Lake. The 6-foot-wide (1.8 m) trail slopes in places and is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) around but does not completely encircle the lake.The path is narrow and not biker friendly.A large variety of fish may be found in the lake including walleye, catfish, bass, bluegill, crappie, drum, saugeye, yellow perch, and trout.The park includes an remote control airplane flying field.Ice skating is offered in the winter.
One unusual feature at Standing Bear is a wind organ. Created by artist Douglas Hollis, the sculpture is a combination of metal pipes placed vertically in the ground. Each pipe has a hole in its side sound for filtering the wind and making sound.Standing Bear sits in the middle of various housing developments. This makes it easy to get to, yet it still offers a secluded area to relax and get away from the city.