Lake McConaughy Activities

The fun continues at Lake McConaughy with naturalist led activities.  Questions? Contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebrasak.gov or (308) 284-8801.

Eagle Viewing Days will continue every weekend in February at the Lake Ogallala Eagle Viewing Center, located below Kingsley Dam.  The Park Naturalist will be giving presentations on bald eagles at 9am and 12pm each Saturday and Sunday. Each presentation will be followed by open viewing of the eagles and crafts for the kids. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. The Eagle Viewing Center will be open to the public each Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm until early March.

Winter Bird Walk
Everyone is invited to  come out and observe birds with the Park Naturalist Saturday, February 25th at 2pm.  Walkers will meet at the trail in the Lake Ogallala Modern Campground. Binoculars, bird guides, and checklists will be provided.

Kid’s Butterfly Day
Kids and their parents are invited out to the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 am to noon for an early celebration of National Learn About Butterflies Day.  There will be a short video and presentation, followed by butterfly crafts. Each individual will leave with a butterfly themed snack. The activity is free of charge. Registration is required. Contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebraska.gov or call (308) 284-8800.

Afternoon Acrylics at Lake McConaughy
Join the Park Naturalist out at the lake for an afternoon of acrylic painting Saturday, March 11 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center.  Follow guided instruction on an original painting or come up with an idea of your own.  This month’s painting will be butterfly themed, in honor of National Learn About Butterflies Day.  Canvas, brushes, paint, and refreshments will all be provided, for a fee of $12 per person. Registration is required. For more information, contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebraska.gov or call (308) 284-8800.

Plant a Flower Day
Family and friends are invited out to the Lake McConaughy Vistors Center Sunday, March 12th at 1:00pm for an afternoon of planting flowers from seed.  There will be plant containers for the kids to decorate and flower seeds to plant and take home, Also, the kids will be planting seeds that will later be transplanted into a larger pot for the visitor center.  The activity is free of charge. Registration is required. For more information, contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebraska.gov or call (308) 284-8800.

Fashion a Feeder
Join us as we make bird feeders from recycle items Sunday, March 19th at 1:00pm. The Park Naturalist will provide supplies to turn an empty soda bottle, milk carton, tin can, etc. into a beautiful feeder.  Bring an item(s) you would like to use for a feeder.  This activity is free of charge at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center. Registration is required. For more information, contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebraska.gov or call (308) 284-8800.

Take a Walk in the Park Day
Help celebrate national “Take a Walk in the Park Day” out at the Lake Ogallala Hike/Bike Trail Thursday, March 30tat 5:00 pm.  Bring your family and friends out for a walk along the lake trail with the park naturalist.  We will enjoy an evening stroll while we observe everything that Lake Ogallala has to offer.  Feel free to bring your camera, water, and walking shoes.  There will be binoculars available. Park permits are required.  For more information, contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebraska.gov or call (308) 284-8800.