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Plan, Preserve, Play
Lake McConaughy Area

Lake McConaughy is Nebraska’s largest reservoir. Kingsley Dam, located on the east side of the reservoir, is among the largest of its type in the world and its fish grow to trophy proportions. Located eight miles northeast of Ogallala, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is known for white sand beaches and clear waters that are a favorite with campers, boaters, wind surfers, swimmers, water skiers, picnickers, scuba divers, hunters, anglers and others seeking outdoor fun. This plan will identify potential recreational and other development improvements to build on what the region currently offers. The study will define the economic benefits of proposed development on local, regional, and statewide tourism with the ultimate goal of increasing population, jobs and per capita income.

Lake McConaughy Region Design Workshop Presentations

A map of the study scope, which is primarily in Keith County, Nebraska, but also includes portions of Garden and Deuel Counties. The North and South Platte Rivers are highlighted on the map, as well as Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala, Ash Hollow Historical State Park, and the towns of Lewellen, Big Springs, Brule, Ogallala, Roscoe and Paxton.


A graphic showing the general schedule for the LB 406 study of the Lake McConaughy Region. It shows that data and collection analysis, base mapping, and a stakeholder engagement campaign will occur in July and August, a market assessment will occur in July through September, visioning will occur in August and September, and conceptual master planning will occur from September through December, with a final plan being complete in December.