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Lake McConaughy

on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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The lake is beautiful! To access the lake follow the signs from downtown Ogallala. This route will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Scottsville, Virginia
via mobile

My kids/grands have been telling us about this beautiful lake and we finally joined them for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loveland, Colorado
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water sports” (6 reviews)
on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lake is beautiful! To access the lake follow the signs from downtown Ogallala. This route will take you across the 3 1/2 mile earthen dam, which I'm told is the largest in the world. You can drive and camp most anywhere along the 26-mile...More

Thank jswoods51
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids/grands have been telling us about this beautiful lake and we finally joined them for a weekend of fun! It is an amazingly beautiful place!!! We will be back and hopefully before fall! The only thing is the availability of porta potties! It is...More

Thank nativetexanLoveland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake McConaughy is just the perfect get away for any occasion for families or fishing buddies or romantic getaways. Every activity fishing, (rent or bring your own) para sailing, jet skis, pontoon or fast speed boating, swimming in warm clear waters, BBQ/bon firing, hiking, bird...More

Thank heatherholiday75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from Michigan and are very connected with "our" Great Lakes and one's past experience always affect one's perceptions. Iowa and Nebraska don't have many natural lakes or the water to fill them...little glaciation? These man-made reservoirs provide for fishing, boating, and gorgeous views...More

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

While we didn't have time to enjoy the lake we did have time to enjoy the sunset. It's worth the drive to just see the sunset over the lake.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Lake and enjoyed 3 days of fun in the sun. The rental of boat and jet skis. This is a great place to get a family together! We rented a two houses and brought our own food! Great...More

1  Thank SageGirl2015
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Lake Mac imposes itself on you. Period. Whether it be sun, water, wildlife, wind, storms, sunrises, sunsets, vistas, swimming, fishing, birding... It's a magnificent place with opportunities for any style of camper, but one has to be prepared. Many of the aforementioned can crush the...More

1  Thank Albert A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We we're very surprised at the size of the lake/ reservoir, 30,000+ acres! Lovely access to beautiful Sandy beaches. We did not pay the $6 entrance fee to the park due to the limited time available to enjoy ourselves. We were able to get our...More

Thank s e l
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were there two days before "reservation season" started. Upon arrival we found out that two of the campgrounds were closed for renovations. This was not on the website anywhere and yes we tried calling to no avail. I think we stayed at cedar vue...More

1  Thank J S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Camped at Lone Eagle. Visitor center would not give us change with a five when we paid for park entrance so had to drive back into town for change for camping envelope and showers. She also said we could not have a full hook up...More

1  Thank Tada R
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Albert A | Reviewed this property |
How was your trip Susieqz78?
Robert A
19 June 2017|
Response from Robert A |
Best beach
5 June 2017|
Response from G7357YGkarenh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It would be a great place to ride.