Calendar of Events

all-day Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Join the fun at Ogallala’s annual fall celebration at Rendezvous Square September 20-22! Thursday Annual Beef Chili Cook-Off 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m Rendezvous Parade – 2:30 p.m./Pep Rally – 3:00 p.m. Theme: “Cheers to 150 Years”[...]
8:00 am Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Used Book Sale at the Spruce Street Station in downtown Ogallala. (Corner of N. Spruce and W. 3rd) Free Admission Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 to[...]
6:00 pm Gospel Night at the Arthur Baled...
Gospel Night at the Arthur Baled...
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel Night at the Arthur Baled Hay Church
The Arthur Baptist Church will host a gospel singalong night Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 6pm at the historic Baled Hay Church. The public is welcome to attend.  Located 2 blocks east and 1 block north of[...]
9:30 am “Escape of the Northern Cheyenne...
“Escape of the Northern Cheyenne...
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Join the Nebraska State Historical Society, Friends and Organizations of History and The Keith County Historical Society for the Dedication Ceremony for the “Escape of the Northern Cheyenne” Marker located on 4 miles East of[...]




Fishing licenses are available online from the Nebraska Game and Parks commission at

If your boat is currently registered in another state, you will need to purchase an invasive species decal for your boat.  These are $15 a year, and also available for sale

Click here for the latest Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala fishing report from the Nebraska Game and Parks Fisheries Division.

View our calendar for all the summer fishing tournaments.

Fishing has long been the primary drawing card at Lake McConaughy, with its cool, clear, deep waters. Game fish vary from sporty rainbow trout to the everyday catfish. Prized most highly by the local angler is the walleye, and Nebraska’s current state record of 16 lbs. 2 oz. came from Lake Mac.  The lake plays host to several walleye tournaments each year.

Lake Ogallala boasts some of the best trout fishing in the Great Plains region.  Its colder temperature and well-aerated water that passes through the dam make ideal conditions for trout.

In recent years, Game and Parks officials have also stocked wipers, a cross between  white bass and striped bass that provides excellent fishing action.

(Photo courtesy of Dauer Bauer, Nebraska Game and Parks)