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Lake Minatare

Stonegate Rd, Scottsbluff, NE 69356-0188
+1 308-783-2911
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Wonderful lake

This lake is out a bit from town, though well worth the short drive. It is like a world of it's... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Gabriel B
Lovely!

We have been here in summer months many times, and spent a week camping here in the later months... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
Robert and Kare... M
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  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
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“jet skiing” (2 reviews)
“boating” (3 reviews)
“shore” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Stonegate Rd, Scottsbluff, NE 69356-0188
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+1 308-783-2911
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This lake is out a bit from town, though well worth the short drive. It is like a world of it's own. Trees, shore and scenic drive. Great fishing, boating and camping.

Thank Gabriel B
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We have been here in summer months many times, and spent a week camping here in the later months just before season closing (Lake Minatare is a wildlife refuge throughout the winter months). Super popular place in summer, with lots of boating and jet-skiing, plenty...More

Thank Robert and Kare... M
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We have never stayed here but our kids have. We had a good time watching others play and relax by the lake.

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

We didn't spend much time here, just drove through the park to find the lighthouse. We did climb to the top of the 55 ft. lighthouse. Loved the view. It was built by a Veteran's Conservation Corps in 1937-1939. The park does offer camping and...More

Thank gibby2
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

After you've seen Scotts Bluff Monument and the North Platte River, be sure to visit Lake Minatare. You will need to buy a park pass. This lovely large lake is about 20 minutes from Scottsbluff. Divided by a peninsula, you can view the entire lake...More

1  Thank PanoramaPoint
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

In my 50s now but have been swinging out of these trees since I was a little kid! Lake Minatare and the surrounding Platte River Valley are one the more underappreciated outdoor experiences in the West!

2  Thank Jason H
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We decided to go boating on our trip to Scottsbluff and had a great time. Lots of people were tubing, fishing, water skiing and jet skiing on the lake. After we did a bit of tubing, we decided to troll in and fish along the...More

2  Thank Denvergal1234
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