Hickman, Neb.-- Sunday morning a handful of campers were fishing, or boating at a calm Wagon Train Lake. The evidence of those unforgiving tornadoes sprinkled all throughout the park.
"Pretty destructive with a lot of brush everywhere," said camper Jennifer Hansel as she looks around the lake.
Hansel has been out camping at the lake for the past week and says she can't believe what she sees when walking around the park. "There's picnic tables that are just tore up, wrapped up, outhouses gone, toilets gone, never seen anything like it."
Other camp sites around the area are also badly damaged, forcing campers to choose other areas if there's room. Some of those are campers like Quince Michl. He says he normally goes to Conestoga Lake because it's closer to his house, however since that lake is closed down because of the destruction, he went to Wagon Train Lake instead.
"Had to come up a little earlier like on Wednesday morning just to set up a tent to get a spot because I know this campground just fills up really fast," said Michl.
He also can't believe his eyes when looking at the destruction.
"There used to be a picnic shelter across the lake but that's been completely destroyed and a lot of the primitive campgrounds on the other side are completely gone, trees everywhere," said Michl.
Hansel says there's no telling how this lake will ever be the same again.
"I don't know what they're going to do next year with no shade," said Hansel.