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2019 Water Level & Beach Conditions

Available beach for camping is more limited due to recent rainfall and late snowfall in the mountains.  At 3,259.8 feet elevation (July 10) Lake Mac is at 91.1% or 5.2 feet from full pool. Water temperature varies around the lake, but was reported to be 72° at the dam. Check the 10 day forecast here: https://wxch.nl/2XqUQmh

Primitive camping is on a first-come, first-served basis in areas not zoned for other purposes, and the beach area around Martin Bay on the north side tends to fill up first.  NE Game & Parks has mowed many grassy areas and clearly marked other spaces around the lake for camping. Mowed areas include near Martin Bay, West No Name Bay and Sandy Beach, as well as the west end of Lake Ogallala.

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Featured Event


30th Annual Kites & Castles

Saturday, July 27
The 2019 Kites and Castles will  be held at the Martin Bay swimming beach at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area.

Registration at 11 AM
Building Noon to 4 PM
Awards at 5 PM
Kite Flying all day &#

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Featured Attraction


Front Street Crystal Palace Revue

The Front Street Crystal Palace Revue is open for the season.  Shows will be held Thursday through Saturday May 24-June 30, and Wednesday through Saturday July 1 – August 10. This Old West musical production is fun for the whole family, and

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