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Walgren Lake State Recreation Area


category : Recreation
Walgren Lake State Recreation Area Walgren Lake is nestled into the prairie, surrounded by trees and picnic areas. It is known for quiet, primitive camping, good fishing and the legend of the "Walgren Lake Monster." A wheelchair accessible fishing pier introduces 100 acres of water for bluegill, bullheads, crappie, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, and northern pike. Boating with a speed limit is allowable.


Address: 3 miles east of Hay Springs on Hiway 20, turn right at the sign then drive 3 miles south

Come visit us in Gordon, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum

The 40 foot by 80 foot log building was constructed in 1969 as a testimonial to the rugged western life of the old time cowboys who worked as ranch hands and performed at the Sheridan County Rodeo. Exhibits include an early chuck wagon with over 250

Gordon, NE Museums

Mari Sandoz 1896-1966

The fears, the passions, and the distinctive speech of the Western Nebraska homesteader come alive in the writings of Mari Sandoz. She was born on her father's homestead on the Niobrara River in northwestern Nebraska, May 11, 1896

Gordon, NE Famous People

Willow Tree Festival

Held each year on the second weekend in September, this is a two day, outdoor event in the city park. The festival features a large variety of live professional entertainment on two stages and amateur entertainment on a third stage. Food and craft booths, childrens'

Gordon, NE Festivals

Old Jules Sandoz Country Tour

This is a do-it-yourself tour around the area in which Jules Sandoz lived and references that are made in some of Mari Sandoz'

Gordon, NE Tours

Pioneer Mural

The mural located in downtown Gordon created in 1991 expresses the pioneer growth of the area in the late 1800s and early 1900

Gordon, NE Arts

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