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Lake McConaughy

on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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Beautifal drive

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
steve y
Siren, Wisconsin
A sandy white beach just 3 hours from Denver

I’d heard about Lake McConaghey from a few people I work with and was a bit of a disbeliever that I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandy beaches” (9 reviews)
“water level” (6 reviews)
“water sports” (6 reviews)
on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank steve y
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is the biggest lake in Nebraska and Colorado. The lake is famous for walleye fishing and boating. The little lake just below the dam is great for trout fishing as the lake is stocked annually. I like the outlet of the dam where thousands...More

Thank vanwahlgren
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is actually our second time visiting this lake. First time we visited the bottom half that wraps around the dam portion. This trip we actually stayed in a cabin across from the lake where the view of the sunset is spectacular!

1  Thank KentMPH
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Don't need to go to the islands to get warm water and white sandy beaches. This 22 mile long lake in Nebraska provides both. Crowded on the weekends but Sunday afternoon through the week it's awesome. You can drive your vehicle if it's sand worthy...More

Thank MountainMan318
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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 9 August 2017 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
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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.