Experience North Platte
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Ready to get active, get outdoors, and get moving? North Platte has tons of options to get you up and moving. No matter your interests we’ve got something that will get your blood moving. Whether you’re looking for golf, hunting, boating or cycling there’s something for you.
Website: facebook.com/DustyTrailsInNE Offering horseback riding and lessons, beautiful outdoor setting for birthday parties and special events. Equipment rental and transportation for canoeing and tubing adventures. Trail Rides will be a new addition to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreational Area. The rides, provided by Dusty Trails, will be hour-long rides through the State Recreational area and will travel along the scenic North Platte River. Regular hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00pm or by appointment during the week. Cost is $15 per rider or $20 per horse per hour by appointment. For more information about the trail rides, contact Dusty Barner, at 308-530-0048 or the Ranch office at 308-535-8035.
Phone: 308-535-6730 Website: ironeaglegolf.com Tight native tree-lined fairways, large undulating greens, strategically placed sand bunkers, and of course, additional lakes on several holes make the challenge more interesting. On this challenging and scenic 18-hole public facility, the Platte River comes into play on several holes.
Jeffrey Lake also serves as fish and wildlife habitat. Since the Supply Canal carries water throughout the year, the area is a magnet for a wide variety of aquatic birds, fish and mammals. The Lake is plentiful with Big and Small mouth Bass, Walleye, Crappies, Catfish and other indigenous species. 595 surface acres and is the second largest lake on the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Supply Canal.
Phone : 308-532-9998 Website: lakemaloneygc.com A beautiful view of the lake is a reward for a day spent on a beautiful course. The course features a putting green, chipping green, driving range, snack bar and pro shop. Par 72. Course Ratings: Blue - 72.6/124, White - 60.4/120, Red - 70.1/115. At this challenging regulation course, the rolling terrain offers few level lies, and sand and trees can get in the way on several holes.
A gazebo shelter of approximately 725 square feet. Shelter has a raised floor, electrical hookup and also has a handicap accessible ramp. Centennial Park, located between the South Platte River and Francis and Oak and McDonald Streets is comprised of 103 acres. Within Centennial Park are: Seven youth baseball diamonds which are utilized by the Little League Association for league play. Two hard-surfaced, lighted tennis courts. No charge. Ten soccer fields used by several youth soccer organizations for recreational, league and tournament play. A large playground area. Community Unity Tile Sculpture
The Cody Park swimming pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, as are the concession stand and kids rides (limited openion prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day). The wildlife includes peacocks, geese and ducks, donkeys, deer, elk, buffalo and llamas. Cody Park is North Platte's largest park and features the Wild West Memorial at the entrance and Cody Park Railroad Museum, Flight For 9 Disc Golf Course and Horseshoe pits on the eastern edge. The Cody Park Softball complex features four lighted fields, and the newly resurfaced tennis area features eight courts.
Several open areas for picnicking and general recreational use. A large playground area. A Union Pacific small steam locomotive is on display for viewing only. No walk through. A gazebo shelter is available to rent. A Community Unity Tile Sculpture Memorial Park, located between Bryan and Tabor on East 4th Street consists of approximately four square blocks. Within the park are: Two hard-surfaced tennis courts. No charge. A multi-purpose court. Restroom facilities open April 15th through October 15th.
Email: MerrittTD@ci.north-platte.ne.us Website: platteriverfitness.com Phone: 308-535-6772 The adventure race enthusiasts can also participate in 3 other adventure style events offered throughout the year. We offer every competitive distance up to a half-marathon distance. We have 5Ks (3.1 miles), 10K’s (6.2 miles), a 15K (9.3 miles), and a half-marathon (13.1 miles), offering a continuum of challenging fitness activities. The 2013 series featured 21 races. These events reflect the Platte River area, extending in communities from Ogallala to Brady. Triathlon distances range from a super-sprint, 2 sprint opportunities, to an Olympic distance triathlon. In addition, we offer a sprint adventure triathlon.
This is a private range, requiring an annual membership. PRSC offers .22, pistol and rifle (100, 150, 200 and 300 yard) ranges, and two blue rock throwers for shotgun. Daylight shooting only. Contact John Christiansen 308-530-1658 for more information.
Phone: 308-530-1897 Some of the best mountain biking in western Nebraska. Campouts in the spring and fall with kids' adventure races. Dogs welcome, helmets required. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES 3 miles south of I-80 exit 199 on Brady-Moorefield road. More than 20 miles of easy, moderate and advanced single-track mountain bike trails. Facebook.com/WhiteTailCycleSport
Phone: 308-532-7550 The course is always well groomed and maintained and offers both a challenge and pleasant experience to all who play it. Par 70. Course ratings: Red - 70.1/133, White - 68.8/111, Blue - 69.6/113. The Championship Golf Course at the North Platte Country Club offers the best 18 holes of golf in this part of Nebraska. riversedgegolfnp.com
Phone: 308-530-0553 One half mile south of Hershey along the South Platte River. Splatterbox features multiple playing areas, including a tire bunker, air field, woodsball field and scenario games. Owner Bill Younghans organizes community oriented tournaments. The ultimate paintball experience opens for the season in April. Equipment rentals and supplies available. Hours: Saturday, noon until dark Sunday 3pm until dark
The canal, which carries water year-round, and the canyon lakes are used for hunting, hiking, canoeing, camping and fishing. The public is permitted to use the entire length of the canal for recreational purposes, excluding areas around Central’s three hydroelectric plants and NPPD’s Canaday Steam Plant.
Phone: 308-386-4653 Wide fairways and large greens are inviting to any golfer while the rolling hills and grass bunkers can challenge the skill of the seasoned player. Par 36. Course Ratings: White - 34.2/104, Blue - 35.1/107. Golf on the 9-hole grass greens golf course on the scenic shore of the Sutherland Reservoir. oregontrailgolfcoursene.org
A day or season pass is required for entry into NGPC areas. Primitive campsites are located on the east and west sides of the lake, while a private camping area with electrical hook-ups and a nine-hole golf course are located along the north shore. Four boat launching ramps and two swimming areas are available. NPPD maintains a roost and perch tree protection program for eagles and -- during the winter months -- bird watchers can observe numerous wintering American Bald Eagles. The Sutherland Reservoir is a 3,000-surface-acre lake located three miles south of the Interstate 80 Exit at Sutherland, Neb. NPPD owns and manages the Sutherland Reservoir, part of its hydropower system. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) oversees most of the recreation areas at the lake.
308-534-7999 Located along the Platte River near Maxwell, Nebraska, Tobey's Riverbottom Outfitters provides a quality hunting experience at a reasonable price. They offer deer and turkey hunts in South Central Nebraska that provide great success rates.