Calendar of Events

all-day Kites & Castles – Register in July
Kites & Castles – Register in July
Jul 1 – Jul 24 all-day
Kites & Castles - Register in July
Kites & Castles is going virtual this year! Preregistration required – please sign up during the month of July. You will have until July 25th to submit photos, videos, or timelapses to the Kites and[...]
all-day Ogallala Drovers Invitational Go...
Ogallala Drovers Invitational Go...
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
Sign up online at or call 308-284-4066.
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
The Ogallala Farmer’s Market will be held Saturdays June 13 through through October 3 at Rendezvous Square from 8 am to Noon. Participants will be selling vegetables, fruits and crafts from the Square and from[...]




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

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)