Explore the Lake Area

Calendar of Events

Jun
21
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square – Rascal Ma...
Sounds on the Square – Rascal Ma...
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square - Rascal Martinez
Enjoy free live music with Rascal Martinez Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 9 pm at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala.  Rascal’s unique Americana-style roots music channels a mix of indie-folk and country.  Bring a lawn chair!
Jun
23
Sat
all-day Shut Up & Fish
Shut Up & Fish
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day
20th Annual Shut Up & Fish Tournament Run by Nebraska Walleye Trail Contact:  Chad Vogl (308) 355-2321
Jun
27
Wed
9:00 am Science Educators Pop Up Confere...
Science Educators Pop Up Confere...
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Groundwater Foundation has teamed up with the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science and the Nebraska Department of Education to bring phenomena-based curriculum to you. Learn to use fun, hands-on tools for groundwater education[...]
Jun
28
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square – The Talbo...
Sounds on the Square – The Talbo...
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square - The Talbott Brothers
Enjoy free live music with the Talbott Brothers Thursday, June 28 from 6 to 9 pm at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala.  The Portland based duo is composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott.  A crowd[...]

Adopt-a-Beach

Adopt-a-Beach program created for Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala

LINCOLN, Neb. – Everyone can help keep the beaches and landscapes litter free at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas through a 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.

Participants can enroll in the program starting June 11 at the Lake McConaughy Visitor and Water Interpretive Center. Beach area assignments will be based on a group’s request and number of participants. Assignments will be made on a first-come basis. Gloves, pickers, buckets, bags and vests can be provided to participants during business hours. A small sign will be placed at each beach entrance to acknowledge the group’s participation after the first year of the program.

For more information, contact the Lake McConaughy Visitor and Water Interpretive Center at 308-284-8800 or ngpc.lake.mcconaughy@nebraska.gov.

(photo: Ben Porter)