Calendar of Events

May
28
Thu
2:00 pm Native Bees Zoom Program
Native Bees Zoom Program
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Native Bees Zoom Program
Join the Lake Mac and Ash Hollow park naturalist for a Zoom program on Native Bees Thursday, May 28 at 2 pm mountain time! (You will need to have downloaded Zoom ahead of time.) Native[...]
May
31
Sun
all-day POSTPONED Shut Up & Fish Tournament
POSTPONED Shut Up & Fish Tournament
May 31 all-day
This event has been POSTPONED to an undetermined date later this summer. From Vogl’s Lodge & Lure:  “Update: I received a letter from the Game and Parks Fisheries Division last Friday announcing that they have[...]
Jun
13
Sat
6:00 am Terry McCormick Memorial Walleye...
Terry McCormick Memorial Walleye...
Jun 13 @ 6:00 am
Launch will be from the back boat ramp at Cedar View. Check in: 6:00 to 6:45 a.m. Launch: 7:00 a.m. Weigh in: 3:00 p.m. Contact: Rose McCormick at 308-778-7216.
Jun
18
Thu
6:00 pm POSTPONED Sounds on the Square F...
POSTPONED Sounds on the Square F...
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Thursday evenings  (June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30) enjoy FREE live music from 6 to 9 pm at Rendezvous Square in downtown[...]

Lake McConaughy Visitors Center

Visitor Center cropThe Lake McConaughy Visitors Center and Water Interpretive Center is perched on a bluff one-quarter mile south of Kingsley Dam, about eight miles north of Ogallala on Highway 61.
(1475 NE Hwy 61 N., Ogallala, NE 69153)
The Visitors Center features interactive educational exhibits on the Platte River and High Plains Aquifer.  The 8,700 square foot facility houses administrative offices for both the Game & Parks Commission and Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District.

Questions on the Nebraska Game & Parks Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan, adopted October 21, 2016?  Learn more here.

Summer Hours (May 22 – Mid-September)

8:00am to 5:00pm Daily

Winter Hours

8:00am to 4:00pm Daily

The facility also includes:
  • The Big Mac Community Room, available for public meetings and receptions, contributed by CNPPID
  • A 50-seat (two handicapped designated) state-of-the-art theater with complete audio/visual capability, contributed by the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation
  • A reception area and information desk, gift shop, and public restrooms

A video presentation of the construction of Kingsley Dam made from original photos and 8mm footage is available for viewing at the Ethel S. Abbott Theater.

Call 402-471-1414 for State Camping Reservations or click here.

Visit the Nebraska Game & Parks Lake McConaughy page.

Vehicle permits must now be placed in the lower left corner of your windshield.

Nebraska law requires any motorboat operator (including personal watercraft) born after December 31, 1985, complete a Boating Safety Course and be in possession of a course certificate when operating the boat.  See boatsafenebraska.org for more information.

Anglers and boaters also need to be aware of a new regulation that requires every vessel to drain all water from compartments, equipment or containers before leaving the launch area.

You can help protect Lake Mac from invasive species like zebra mussels.  Click here to learn more.