Calendar of Events

all-day 10th Annual Dam Run
10th Annual Dam Run
Jul 21 all-day
10th Annual Dam Run
The Dam Run at Lake McConaughy 5K and 1 mile Walk/Run Registration at 7:30 am, race starts at 8 am Sponsored by Ogallala Rotary Proceeds Help Worldwide Efforts To Eradicate Polio Learn more at![...]
all-day Beach Volleyball Tournament
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Jul 21 all-day
Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information: 308-284-4066
all-day Keith County Fair July 25-29
Keith County Fair July 25-29
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
See a complete schedule of events and contact info HERE!   Keith County Fair & Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo Wednesday, July 25 5:00 pm Sun Valley Rides 6:00 pm Christian Concert – Vota Thursday, July 26 5:00[...]
all-day Kites & Castles
Kites & Castles
Jul 28 all-day
Kites & Castles
Lake McConaughy’s Premiere FREE Family Fun Event! Click here to pre-register!  (Preferred but not required.) 11 AM: Registration Noon to 4 PM: Sand Castle Building Noon:  Free kids’ kite building while supplies last 4 PM: [...]




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)