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.