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2019 Beach Conditions

Lake McConaughy’s elevation is currently at 3,257 feet or 86.9% of capacity, and officials don’t believe it is likely to go any higher this season. Snow pack was good upstream, but they’re not expecting a spill from those reservoirs on the North Platte River. The lake will probably drop slowly until irrigation season begins in July.

How much beach will be available during the first half of the summer?  It depends on where you go.

With over 100 miles of shoreline with varying slopes, beach will vary from a few feet to several hundred yards.  Primitive camping is on a first-come, first-served basis in areas not zoned for other purposes, and the area around Martin Bay on the north side tends to fill up first.

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Featured Event

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Lilacs of Meadowlark Hill

Max and Darlene Peterson have one of the largest private collections of lilacs in the world, with over 800 varieties.

The collection is open to the public May 12th through May 25th, 2019

Directions:  From Ogallala, go south on Hwy 6

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Featured Attraction

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Front Street Cowboy Museum

Explore cowboy history and artifacts from Ogallala’s early days as the end of the Texas Trail at Front Street’s free museum.  The museum also contains an exhibit dedicated to the histo

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