2019 Beach Conditions
Lake McConaughy’s elevation is currently at 3,257.4 feet or 87.2% of capacity, and officials don’t believe it is likely to go much 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.