Collaboration on Lake Mac Management

(Jan. 22 UPDATE) The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission voted today to delay consideration of its proposed visitor management plan at its meeting in Lincoln. Game & Parks will instead work with a Lake McConaughy area advisory group to come up with revisions to the plan to be presented at the Commission’s March 20 meeting. Hundreds of people attended a Game and Parks informational open house at the Lake McConaughy Visitor and Water Interpretive Center on Jan. 16. More information from NE ghere.

Several groups in the Lake McConaughy area, including the Keith County Visitors Committee, Keith County Board of Commissioners, Keith County Area Development, and Ogallala Keith County Chamber, had asked the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission to table action on proposed management changes at the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area.  The new advisory group will collaborate on solutions that balance the Commission’s safety and management concerns with local economic impact and recreational opportunity concerns.

We know our visitors who love Lake Mac are very interested in these ongoing discussions, and we’ll continue to pass along information as it becomes available on the Lake McConaughy Facebook page and here on the Keith County tourism website: ilovelakemac.com.