Explore the Lake Area

Calendar of Events

Dec
28
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Dec 28 2019 @ 8:00 am – Mar 1 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends Dec. 28 through March 1, 8:00 am to 2 pm. Facility provided by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation[...]
Jan
16
Thu
3:00 pm NE Game & Parks Open House
NE Game & Parks Open House
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The NE Game & Parks Commission will hold a public open house on proposed changes to camping regulations at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala on Thursday, January 16 from 3 to 6pm at the Lake[...]
Jan
18
Sat
9:00 am Ogallala Gun Show
Ogallala Gun Show
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm
The annual Ogallala Gun Show will be held Jan. 18-19, 2020 at the Keith County Fairgrounds. Saturday: 9 to 5 Sunday: 10 to 4 Contact Skip Fricke for more information: (402) 276-1391 Admission: $5.00 or[...]

Adopt-a-Beach

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

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 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)