Water Sports

Water Sports

Buffalo Bill loves to get out on the water. Doesn’t matter if it’s an unsinkable cattle tank or a kayak made from the rare fiberglass trees of the Nebraska Sandhills; if it floats, he’s in it. Find the perfect place for your water recreation right here in North Platte.

CNPPID Supply Canal

Water released by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District from Lake McConaughy for irrigation and/or power generation is either diverted into the Nebraska Public Power District’s supply canal or passes through Keystone Dam and flows about 50 miles down the North Platte River to Central’s diversion dam. Water from NPPD’s supply canal returns to the Platte River just...

  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Walking and Hiking

Dusty Trails River Outfitting

Dusty Trails gets Buffalo Bill’s coveted Buffalo of Approval for being a genius. It takes a genius to realize that the prefect vessel for a lazy river float is an empty cattle tank. It’s not totally empty; it’ll get filled with chairs, benches, coolers, and friends for a great day on the river. So if you’re looking for a unique... View On Map

Interstate Lakes

In order to build I-80 there was a need for tons of material to build the earthworks for the roadway. Most of this material came from right next to the interstate, due to the high water table in our area this has resulted in a lot of lakes right off of the interstate. Visit the Hunting Page for a list...

  • Fishing

Jeffrey Lake

Jeffrey Lake, south of Brady, has 595 surface acres and is the second largest lake on the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Supply Canal. More than 120 cabins and homes have been built on its shore and it also offers numerous recreational opportunities. Central opted to build dams across small canyons rather than building flumes or siphons to... View On Map

  • Birding
  • Fishing

Lake Maloney State Recreation Area

Lake Maloney is approximately 6 miles south of North Platte. The 1132 acre State Recreation Area has 56 camping pads with 30 amp electrical hook-ups and 200 non-pad sites without electricity. There is a shower facility, dump station, and a swimming beach. Boat ramps, 2 fish cleaning stations, picnic tables, grills and vault toilets are also available. Camping is first... View On Map

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Kayaking

Maranatha Camp & Retreat Center

MaranathaCamp.org shows the current program events that are offered at the Maranatha Camp and Retreat Center. To see if an activity you are interested in reserving is available at a time not shown on our web page, call 308-582-4513 or message Maranatha Camp through Facebook. It is important for you to contact Maranatha Camp first before driving in as they... View On Map

  • Camping
  • Climbing Wall
  • Disc Golf
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Paintball
  • Swimming
  • Trap Shooting
  • Tubing
  • Water Slides
Kayaking North Platte River

North Platte River

For folks who have their own water vessels just hop in the North Platte River for some fun on the water. If you don’t have your own canoe or kayak give Dusty Trails a call and they’ll set you up. Put in points on the river include the North River WMA north of Hershey for people looking for a longer...

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking

Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area

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. A day or season pass is required for entry into NGPC areas. Primitive campsites... View On Map

  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing
  • Golf