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Lake Ogallala Camping


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Lake Ogallala's modern campground is a pay-for-use area, but has all the conveniences electricity, modern restrooms, hot showers and fire grates. Its 82 camper pads are nestled among mature cottonwoods in a serene lakeside setting.

On the west side, a more primitive atmosphere prevails at campsites without all the amenities. Serious anglers gather there at the two boat ramps. A wheelchair-accessible fishing dock is also available.

Part of the Lake McConaughy recreation complex, Lake Ogallala is nine miles north of Ogallala on Nebraska Highway 61. A park entry permit is required, and the modern campground requires a daily use fee. Park entry permits and information are available at the Game and Parks Commission office south of Kingsley Dam.


Address: 9 miles north of Ogallala on Hwy 61
Phone: 800-826-7275

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Lake Ogallala Eagle Viewing

Some years more than a hundred bald eagles gather in trees overlooking the spillway from Kingsley Hydroelectric plant. The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District maintains a heated, public viewing area where eagles, coyotes and an occasional fox can be seen close at hand.

, NE Birdwatching

Lake Ogallala Camping

Lake Ogallala's modern campground is a pay-for-use area, but has all the conveniences electricity, modern restrooms, hot showers and fire grates. Its 82 camper pads are nestled among mature cottonwoods in a serene lakeside setting.

, NE Camping

Year Round Fishing

Cold water first brought the Rock Creek Hatchery fish truck there 52 years ago to stock rainbow trout, and Lake Ogallala became renowned for its fast-growing, feisty rainbows.

, NE Fishing

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