Chilled by the massive surface of Lake McConaughy, a breeze sweeps gently eastward across Kingsley Dam and tumbles 160 feet to the surface of Lake Ogallala. There, at the "little lake," anglers and campers enjoy the natural air conditioning, but sunset comes early in the shadow of the towering dam to the west. Born simultaneously in 1941 with the construction of Kingsley Dam, Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala are litter mates, but not twins. Lake McConaughy is big and rough 35,000 surface acres big and even gentle breezes often lead to heavy swells. Lake Ogallala, at 320 acres, is comparatively small, gentle and sedate. Its protected shoreline wards off winds that would send the big lake into torment. Lake Ogallala is a rag-sweater-and-cup-of-coffee lake, not a sweat and Gatorade lake like its sibling.

This is a walk through campgrounds.

10 months ago

Did the walk to kill time waiting for Ash Hollow to open. Just a place to stretch your legs.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

This isn't a trail just a gravel road you can walk along the lake. A few bridges and some nice views. Good for the family but doesn't qualify as a hike. It's a walk.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's a nice walk. Good birding, especially for water fowl. but the trail itself is not at all challenging.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Nice walk around the lake. We saw some wildlife in the lake and the sunflowers were beautiful.

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago