Welcome to Lake McConaughy, Nebraska

8 miles northeast of Ogallala, NE – I-80 Exit 126

Lake McConaughy is Nebraska’s biggest lake and the largest reservoir in a three state region. At full storage, Lake Mac is twenty miles long, four miles wide, and 142 feet deep at the dam. Built on the edge of the Nebraska Sandhills, Lake Mac offers natural white sand beaches, excellent fishing, boating, camping and all types of outdoor recreation.

The Keith County Visitors Committee welcomes you to Lake McConaughy!


Featured Event


Spring Migration

Spring migration is one of the best times to bird watch at Lake McConaughy.  363 species have been identified in the area throughout the year, which experts attribute to habitat diversity and the area’s location on central flyways.

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Featured Attraction


Petrified Wood Gallery

This "little gem" of a gallery all began with a couple of rockhounds. In 2000, local collectors Howard and Harvey Kenfield donated their amazing collection for display, with the stipulation that it remain in Ogallala.

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