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Lake Ogallala

Address: downstream from Lake McConaughy on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Ogallala
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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360 reviews 360 reviews
113 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

And beautiful. Take your RV's and campers or go for the day and picnic. Lake Ogallala is very near Lake McConaughy and it is just lovely, green, nice shade trees. In that area there are often Eagles, so take your camera. A big dam is right near there. A lovely setting, a lovely area, and you may need to make... More 

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Castle Rock, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Love it! Great lake and mostly all families with small kids so everyone was friendly and the kids all played together nicely. Will definitely be back!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We camped at Lake Ogallala last summer and thought the camp grounds was really nice. Lots of trees & the sites are big for kids to run around. The showers were clean too. It is next to a farm field and so both mornings we were woken up by cows but we didn't mind as we brought ear plugs. The... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Lake Ogallala is a nice quiet place to swim, fish have a fun day. But, you really need to spend some time at Big Mac. This huge lake is on the west side of the dam. It's huge with huge sandy beaches great for swimming & the kids will love. There are ample camp sites. The fishing is great. Warning.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

White sand and great waves!! Lots of campers... Access down to the lake only by 4-wheelers or tractors?? we saw a lot of them.. Campers need to pick up their trash... The sign says it all...leave only your footprints... A must stop for the family!!

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Sidney, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

It's only 15 minutes north of the interstate and the greatest view you will have for hundreds of miles. stop. rest. breathe. You won't be disappointed.

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kearney ne
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Lake Ogallala is right behind the Kingsley damn, and is a great place to be one with nature. It has great campgrounds and fishing galore. If your wanting to see snadhill cranes come here between January and March.

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