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Lake McConaughy Area Activities

Want to show the beautiful beaches of Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala some love?   Volunteer to help keep them litter free through the new Adopt-a-Beach program.

This volunteer program was created by Lake McConaughy state recreation area staff, in part, as a response to public concerns regarding litter in those areas. Game and Parks has taken several steps to combat this issue, including new signage relating to litter prevention, increases in garbage collection points and servicing, as well as partnerships with Keep Keith County Beautiful for the placement of recycle stations throughout the parks.

The goal of Adopt-a-Beach is to encourage participation in the protection of fragile park landscapes so that future generations can continue to enjoy this area. The program was modeled after the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway Program.

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Featured Event


Paxton Labor Day Celebration

Celebrate Small Town America at the Paxton Labor Day Celebration Sept. 1-3!

Activities include:
Saturday, Sept. 1
8:00 am Farmer’s Market – Windy Gap Parking Lot
8:00 am Sand VB Tournament at Swede’s Pond

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Featured Attraction


O’Brien/Lute Home

The O’Brien/Lute Home is an 1900 era homestead dwelling that has been moved to the grounds of the Mansion on the Hill in Ogallala.  Donated to the Keith County Historical Society by Kathy Lute, the O’Brien/Lute home is available for g

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