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Address: downstream from Lake McConaughy on the North Platte River, Ogallala, NE

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Lovely spot!

Much smaller & quieter, many more shade trees than it's better-known cousin Lake McConaughty. Just across the dam from the bigger lake, we enjoyed a quiet picnic in a shady spot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 4, 2016
Denver, Colorado
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Helena, MT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the smaller lake but quite nice and lots of birds We camped right on the lake and it was great. Shower room could have been cleaner. Nebraska not only charges to camp but an entry fee to the campground on top of that, we had to walk a long way to the host to find that out I... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Much smaller & quieter, many more shade trees than it's better-known cousin Lake McConaughty. Just across the dam from the bigger lake, we enjoyed a quiet picnic in a shady spot, fished from the bank, and watched as just a few smaller fishing boats floated by. Didn't catch any fish - but did drown some worms. Bring a picnic, a... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We've only driven by Lake Ogallala before and had time to explore this time. It is just as lovely and quiet and it appears from the dam. Good to explore nature at a lake. A lovely playground available. I saw fishermen and canoes and kayaks.

Thank Mary C
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Lake Ogallant SRA campground for 1 night. It was quite nice, beautiful sites right on the lake with electric. Lake Mcconaughy is just a few minutes away and is quite active so taking a step away was nice for what we like. Fishing, boating, showers, camp host, paid internet all part of the park.

Thank Dadickster
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stayed here on our way home from South Dakota. The place is peaceful and well worth the money. We will stay here again for sure. The playground needs updating. The fishing was super!

Thank Surritte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Boarders1954
Indian Hills, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank Tap0ri

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