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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, white bass, yellow perch and wiper at Lake Ogallala in Nebraska.

Lake Ogallala, NE

Located on the North Platte River, Lake Ogallala is immediately downstream from the dam at Lake McConaughy. This 650-acre impoundment in southwest Nebraska offers a quieter side for boating and fishing.

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Lake Ogallala, located near Ogallala, Nebraska, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering over 3,000 acres, this expansive lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Lake Ogallala is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

It is a great lake for smaller fishing boats, kayaks and canoes, as the lake has a "no wake" policy. Bring the kids as this lake is stocked with trout and has healthy populations of bass, catfish, walleye, sunfish and wiper. Plenty of access for shoreline fishing is available around the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Ogallala

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout White Bass Yellow Perch

Lake Ogallala Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Lake Ogallala provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance. The lake allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an adventurous water sports experience, Lake Ogallala offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Ogallala Lake South Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Keystone Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Lake Ogallala, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers campgrounds with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Lake Ogallala provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Ogallala SRA Campground - 308 284-8800

Lake McConaughy SRA Campground - 308 284-8800

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Contact Information

Lake Ogallala
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
1475 hwy 61 N
Ogallala, NE 69153
308 284-8800


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