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Keith County Info


Starting this summer, campers will need a reservation to stay overnight at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas during the peak season. This includes all campgrounds AND beach camping areas at the two SRAs. All overnight visitors should check occupancy and book an overnight campsite on the reservation system before departing home.

The reservation season for 2021 is May 21 to September 12. The new system will be in place to accept reservations starting in late April. Overnight campers with a valid reservation are highly encouraged to arrive and check in with park staff, in-person, at the Visitor Center or a staffed entrance booth between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Mountain Time. The state recreation areas will remain open for day use at designated areas with no capacity limits.  » Read more

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Featured Event


Spring Bird Watching

Each March and early April, over 20,000 Sandhill Cranes visit a 15 mile portion of the North Platte River between Lake McConaughy and Oshkosh, NE on their way north for nesting season.  They roost overnight on the sandbars and islands, and the ev

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Featured Attraction


American Plains Artists Signature Show

The Petrified Wood and Art Gallery of Ogallala will host the American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Show March

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