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Address: downstream from Lake McConaughy on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE
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The peaceful side of the dam.

Lake Ogallala, a.k.a. The little lake, is our favorite place to camp. It is more laid back and peaceful for us older folks although our grandkids like it too. There is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ogallala
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Ogallala, a.k.a. The little lake, is our favorite place to camp. It is more laid back and peaceful for us older folks although our grandkids like it too. There is no swimming beach here. Good place to fish and relax. Pleasantly groomed with plenty of trees, the campground was recently upgraded to all sites having electric hookups. Just a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

this is a beautiful site and a center point for any visit to ocallala. Visit in early morning or late afternoon.

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Thank Steve D
Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Worth the drive out from Ogallalla. Plenty of bird life to see. Shaded areas to enjoy the view. Small barbecue areas are available.

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Thank Boarders1954
Indian Hills, Colorado
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196 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Today's frog hunt led us to the campground area. The trail to the frog was hot and sandy. The campground parking area was well shaded and cool. The campground was beautiful and well maintained. It was not on the schedule as an overnight stop. It would have been a great place to set up for the night if it was.... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We visited the lake on Labor day, most of the campers already left. The place was empty. But on busy weekend I can imagine it will fill quickly. The lake is downstream of the dam, it still has beautiful views and nice surroundings. Very easy to access and close to other attractions (parasailing, jetski, boats or swimming).

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Since this was over July 4th weekend the area was full of campers. Very beautiful area. Everyone appeared to be enjoying the area.

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Thank pirates-chest
Wisconsin
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the campground on our way to Denver. It was $25 even for tents. Pretty nice sites with trees. There were some noisy cows though! Bathrooms were typical for a campground (ok). Weird that there's so soap. We got in late and didn't explore much but learned the next day you can camp along Lake McConaughey too. Lots... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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508 reviews
187 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lake Ogallala in Brule, Nebraska is really an wonderful place to be/see - especially in the spring/summer and fall - after the snowy season. Lake Ogallala is just the right size. Bring your family, have a picnic, relax watching the water, come in your RV's/Campers. Lots of lovely, big trees, easy to get to. You'll love it. I do.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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165 reviews
85 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice area, though every time we go the trash is in need of collecting in the cans and around them. Lake Mac is better kept and nicer overall, but we've had fun here with picnics, volleyball and paddle boating over the years. Not to be over looked as an option if Lake Mac is in high season!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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508 reviews
187 attraction reviews
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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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