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There were houses near the McConaughty. There was no sand, but they had rocks. I liked that! When... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
Best Place in Nebraska

I love Lake Mac! My family has held our family reunion there every July for 50 years!!! There is so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tori303
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were houses near the McConaughty. There was no sand, but they had rocks. I liked that! When we went further we saw a place with lots of grass and rocks. The McConaughty has the largest reservoir in all Nebraska. We went closer to the...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Lake Mac! My family has held our family reunion there every July for 50 years!!! There is so much to do and see!

Thank Tori303
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a beautiful area just to sit & relax & watch others on the beach & in the water. Everything was clean & peaceful. The view - excellent. This is a nice place to spend some quiet time!

Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were only in town overnight so we drove to Lake Mc to view the sunset. We were not disappointed. Hardly anybody there.

Thank WantCheaprFastrBettr
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I spent lots of time at McConaughy as a kid and then I brought my kids here. This summer I was able to bring my grandkids. It is a huge lake and there was plenty of room for everyone. We hit one perfect day out...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Super clean sites, amazing views, full hook ups....what more could you ask for? We stayed in Eagle Hallow campground at the State Recreation Area. The road in is a bit beat up, but the destination is worth it!

1  Thank Katie K
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We just drove around the lake and checked it out. Pretty cool to see camping right on beaches... it was a cool and cloudy day so no real beach or water activities were going on. We really didn’t see beautiful beaches to actually play and...More

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Funny enough, I found out about this lake through Pinterest as we were roadtripping to Nebraska for a separate event and looking for things to do with dogs. This is a beautiful lake and would recommend it to anyone. I love that you can drive...More

4  Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 22 June 2018

we have been to Lake McConaughy many times and it is always a fun outing. It is very relaxing and fishing is usually good on either side of the dam. The beach areas are clean and safe for swimming. Help is available if you happen...More

2  Thank imdtrembly
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I love this place so much I live here now!!!! Beautiful White sandy beaches, friendly Nebraska Folk and Denver just 3 hours away!

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Ingris M
29 August 2018|
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Response from christinev834 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there are fees for camping and also camping. I suggest you go to the official website of the lake and view the various offerings. Camping on the beach is known as primitive camping and you can have fires. There are... More
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Mishelle V
25 June 2018|
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Response from christinev834 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Fires are allowed as a part of the rules for the lake. There are fire grates in pay campgrounds and on the beach they are allowed and you must extinguish them upon departure.
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