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2019 Water Level & Beach Conditions

Irrigation season is underway and water levels are beginning to recede at Lake McConaughy, exposing more beach daily.  At 3,258.1 feet elevation, Lake Mac is at 88.3% capacity (August 8). Water temperature varies around the lake, but was reported to be 74° at the dam. Check the 10 day forecast here: https://wxch.nl/2XqUQmh

How much beach is available?  That depends on where you go. The slope of the beaches varies widely across the 100+ miles of shoreline. In some areas you will find a few yards, and in some areas several hundred feet. Beach camping areas fill up quickly on the weekends, but a weekday visit is often a good time to find a place.

Primitive camping is on a first-come,

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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, Aug. 31
7:30 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 was 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 season

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