Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala SRAs Remain Open After Storm

Despite high winds that tore through the north side of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area May 23, the park remains open, with all campsites available.

Visitors should be aware trees are down across the entire north shore and crews will be working all weekend to remove them. Power is currently out at Lone Eagle and Sandy Beach campgrounds, but power is expected to be restored by midday Friday.

Some beach access is limited as a few areas washed out in the storm. The fish-cleaning station at Cedar View was damaged and is out of order.

The adjacent Lake Ogalla SRA also is open despite having downed tree limbs.

The highways to both state recreation areas were temporarily closed Thursday night, but have since reopened.

Visitors to both SRAs are encouraged to mindful of the weather forecast as well as clean-up crews as they enjoy their stay.

As conditions change, this press release will be updated at OutdoorNebraska.gov.