Some changes may be coming to Lake McConaughy
(Jan. 7, 2020) According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lake McConaughy hosted unprecedented amounts of visitors in 2018 and 2019 which stressed both park infrastructure and resources and local public safety resources. In response, NGPC has partnered with Keith County Commissioners, local public safety officials and the general public to propose changes that would reduce crowding and create higher quality experiences for visitors to Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala. (Press release available at: http://bit.ly/2T1rU1L)
Proposed solutions to overcrowding, if adopted by the Commission, may include reservation-only camping for all modern campground, beach, and primitive sites. No overnight camping would be allowed without a reservation. Specific day use areas would be available and not require a reservation, but occupancy numbers will be regulated and parking will be limited to designated areas.