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Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, Ogallala, Nebraska

Date of Stay: April, 2006 - $14.00
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We arrived mid afternoon on a Friday, and had no difficulty getting a prime site on the lake with a beautiful view. On Saturday, the park filled up pretty quick, so I would recommend reservations going forward from this time of year. Reservations are accepted for roughly half of the sites in the campground. The waterfront sites are plentiful, and many of them are reservable. The sites were very adequately spaced (our nearest neighbors were at least 20' away on one side and 40' or so on the other), and all were long, level back-ins suitable for any size rig. There are fire rings and picnic tables provided at most sites, and there are very large deciduous trees providing fair to good shade, which will probably be better once they are fully regain their leaves. Fishing was fair to good in the lake, with trout and walleye being the main catches. The campground was very quiet, though I would bet that it could get much louder in the summer when the jetskis are more plentiful. There is a dump station across Hwy 61 from the campground at Martin Bay on Lake McConaughy, and water available at several locations (including the entrance). The playground was dilapidated, and consisted only of a slide and a swingset, but my daughter still had fun playing for a little while. The openness of the campground, along with the lack of city lights, lent well to stargazing at night by the fire. Rates at the time of our travel were $10 for no hookups, $14 with electric. Overall it was a great trip, and we will definitely stay here again! We camped at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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