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Lake McConaughy

on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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Jewel of a lake

Gorgeous views with the blue sky and the popping blue lake. Lots to do in the area. I saw golf... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
William O
via mobile
beaches

beaches and camping is the best part of this whole large lake and area, unless you have a boat... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Mickey W
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Sutherland, Nebraska
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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Travellers talk about
“sandy beaches” (9 reviews)
“jet skiing” (5 reviews)
“wheel drive” (3 reviews)
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on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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"sandy beaches"
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"jet skiing"
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"wheel drive"
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"great place"
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"north shore"
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"walleye"
in 3 reviews
"great camping"
in 3 reviews
"lone eagle"
in 3 reviews
"visitor center"
in 2 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 3 reviews
"trout fishing"
in 2 reviews
"warm water"
in 2 reviews
"bring your own"
in 2 reviews
"off season"
in 2 reviews
"family reunion"
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"camping facilities"
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"get away"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views with the blue sky and the popping blue lake. Lots to do in the area. I saw golf, boat ramps, and camping. I am sure there is swimming and fishing as well. This is obviously off season but the scenery is beautiful regardless

1  Thank William O
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

beaches and camping is the best part of this whole large lake and area, unless you have a boat, then the fishing and skiing are fantastic.

1  Thank Mickey W
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I took my two grandsons camping on the beaches of this lovely lake. So much sand and of course they loved the water. I would imagine it gets pretty busy but we were there in June and was very quiet. There are nice campgrounds but...More

1  Thank dirtdiggergal
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Lake McConaughy is 20+ miles long and 4 miles wide; more surface area than any other lake in NE or CO. Located 9-10 miles north of Ogalalla which has about 8 moderately priced motels. Many camping sites on the lake and some rustic cabins. The...More

1  Thank Wayne G
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

From the visitors center the amazing blue stretches of the lake are extraordinary. The first glance at it is awesome. Since I am not an angler nor a swimmer or camper I cannot review those areas of the lake. As someone who loves a pretty...More

Thank Leah F
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We booked the cabin (trailer house) for the NWA/NWT tournament May 20 and 21 of 2017. Upon arrival the water was not turned on, the trailer had not been cleaned, the furnace was not operational, the refrigerator had not been plugged in. When they started...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Never have been to Lake McConaughy. SO, took a drive out to the lake. Nice drive out in the country.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I’d heard about Lake McConaghey from a few people I work with and was a bit of a disbeliever that I could actually walk on a nice sand beach 3 hours from home. Well we drove up there this weekend and it’s true! I loved...More

Thank 7Serendipity7
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

It was a cold and wet night when we visited. But it still had a great view. The view from the Hilltop Restaurant was wonderful.

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We did not reserve a site ahead of time, but upon 5PM arrival, had no problem finding a lovely site. We drove around the first few sites at the big lake, these sites were significantly more sandy, less foliage, and a little ways from the...More

Thank Vid14
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