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6 Local Secrets to Explore in Keith County


If you know anything about Keith County, you probably know about Lake McConaughy, its vast beauty, and the outdoor recreation it offers during Nebraska's warmer months. But did you know about the events and adventures you can enjoy throughout the year?  Here are 6 lesser known adventures you should try.



1. Celebrate Harvest With Us Under Rendezvous Square!


Harvest is on the horizon, and with it, comes our next Featured Event: Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous!  In September, we will celebrate our festive heritage with an array of creative and fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Activities includes live music, a Harvest Arts Market, a Chili Cook-off, a Bloody Mary Contest, kids events, and much, much more!

Click Here for 5 ways to enjoy Rendezvous!

2. Meet the Bald Eagles this Winter


Every winter, Bald Eagles arrive as Lake McConaughy freezes over. You are almost guaranteed to see them gliding over the lake, and congregating in Kingsley Dam, sometimes in groups of 100 or more!  Come learn about these  amazing birds, and see the beauty of our winter for yourself.     


3. Spot Our Spring Harbingers

Signs of spring often begin well before March with the arrival of migratory birds. According to expert ornithologist Dr. Paul Johnsgard, the Lake McConaughy area is the third best birding area in the United States.  Spring is an excellent time to catch a diverse array of visitors, from sandhill cranes, to snow geese, redheaded woodpeckers, American pelicans, terns, plovers, grebes, and more! Like our Facebook Page for more birding intel to come!



4. Golf Keith County


We are blessed with two beautiful 18-hole golf courses where you can play a round of golf with friends, enjoy the shade of old cottonwood trees or take in Lake McConaughy's beautiful scenery.  We also have an annual Golf Tournament for you to enjoy! 



5. Discover Unlikely Entertainment


Did you know that the Keith County area hosts live music throughout the calendar year?  From March - October, the Most Unlikely Place hosts an array of performers, artwork and speakers.  Ogallala's Driftwood just opened, and now offers live music on a regular basis.  Finally, meet us in town for the 2020 lineup of Sounds on the Square



6. See the Lake In A New Perspective!


No matter the time of year, there's always reason to come to Lake McConaughy. You can enjoy snow-scapes, or if you're lucky, ice fish during those rare seasons when Lake McConaughy freezes over. Finally, catch us in the middle of summer, and join us at Kites and Castles. There is always so much to do at Lake McConaughy, and we hope you take advantage of activities all over our region when you visit!


"We are a place you can enjoy all year around. We live where other people vacation: A place with small town family values, and a passion for community."

Now, please sit back and enjoy Keith County in motion!



Thanks for visiting!! We at the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce want to invite you to this new online blog where we will talk about the experiences you can have in our corner of the High Plains all year around. Welcome to Keith County. 


If you enjoyed this content, please join us in 'Exploring Keith County' and its surrounding areas in our new blog. Click here to learn more.


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