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Fall Vibes in Keith County!

Fall is here and Keith County, Nebraska is the perfect place to plan a cozy weekend getaway.   Book a room at one of our hotels conveniently located just off I-80, or check out the lodges and cabins that stay open all year.

Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills, Keith County contains two Nebraska State Recreation Areas: Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala.  All camping at the SRAs is first-come, first-served from Sept. 10 to May 20, the beginning of peak season.  There are also many local private campgrounds available.

Leashed dogs are welcome at the lakes, so it’s an ideal outing with your four-legged besties.  Miles and miles of sandy shoreline are available for hiking and fat-tire biking.  Lower water levels in 2022 have exposed interesting geographic and historic features for beachcombers. The lakes are also a favorite for kayakers and canoeists.

Our location on the Central Flyway and proximity to large bodies of water add up to ideal conditions for birds in Keith County. 

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Calendar of Events

6:00 pm Ogallala’s Historic Homes Class
Ogallala’s Historic Homes Class
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local historian Tomas England will host a class on Ogallala’s historic homes Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mid-Plains Community College in Ogallala.  Learn the fascinating history behind over 25 homes and[...]
7:00 pm Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Halloween Horror Nights
Rotary Club of Ogallala will sponsor Halloween Horror Nights Oct. 21, 22, 28 & 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 115 West E, Ogallala to benefit ending polio. $10 for ages 10+, special “Monsters[...]
2:00 pm Halloween in the Hollow
Halloween in the Hollow
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The public is invited to visit Ash Hollow State Historical Park & celebrate Halloween in the Hollow with the ghosts of the Oregon Trail on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2-6 p.m. Mountain Time. Enjoy kid’s games, s’mores,[...]

Featured Event


Kayak Big Mac 2022

The annual Kayak Big Mac paddle sponsored by Ogallala Rotary will take place Saturday, November 5, 2022 from Divers Bay to Martin Bay.  Meet at 9:00 a.m., paddle

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Featured Attraction


Front Street Cowboy Museum

Did you know Front Street’s free museum is open year-round?.   Built in 1963, Front Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore cowboy history and artifacts from Ogal

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