Calendar of Events

Jun
29
Sat
all-day JULY Activity Calendar – Lake Ma...
JULY Activity Calendar – Lake Ma...
Jun 29 – Jul 31 all-day
JULY Activity Calendar - Lake Mac Naturalist
Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these July activities. Programs are at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center (VC) unless otherwise noted. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions. July 23 (Tuesday) Freshwater[...]
Jul
24
Wed
all-day Keith County Fair
Keith County Fair
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
Keith County Fair
Events include: Wednesday, July 24:  Beer & Wine Fest 6 PM Freestyle Bull Riding 6 PM Thursday, July 25 Bounce House & Games 1 PM Karaoke Open Mic 6 PM Ranch Rodeo 6:30 PM Friday,[...]
Jul
27
Sat
all-day 30th Anniversary Kites & Castles
30th Anniversary Kites & Castles
Jul 27 all-day
Annual sand castle building contest and kite flying event at Lake McConaughy.
all-day Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day
Contact:  Steve Kraus (308) 289-0285

NE Game & Parks News

Learn about the Lake Mac Adopt A Beach program!

Permit required for tractors at Lake McConaughy SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has introduced a mandatory permitting process for tractors operating on the beaches of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA).

In response to public demand, Game and Parks has created a simple, required permitting process that follows state park regulations and allows for more towing operations on McConaughy’s beaches. There is currently no fee for the permit and an application can be picked up at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center or can be requested via email at colby.johnson@nebraska.gov.

Liability insurance is required for any permit issuance and a permit is required for all farm tractors operated at the SRA. Contact Colby Johnson at 308-284-8804 or colby.johnson@nebraska.gov for more information.

During public meetings held in the Ogallala area during the creation of the 2016 Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan, Game and Parks received several comments indicating the desire to have more tractors operating on the beaches to provide services to an increasing number of park visitors.


(Photo: The Kite Ranch)