Lake Maloney is just six miles south of North Platte is a great getaway spot for outdoor-lovers. Lake Maloney is popular for boating, fishing, water sports, camping and family fun. The 1,000 acre lake provides lake-goers the chance to watch wildlife, fish for a variety of species, or wakeboard. Lake Maloney has nice, shady spots for camping, grilling and picnicking..
Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area offers camping and hiking right next door to the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, which makes it easy to tour the ranch house and barn that Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody built for his home in North Platte during the heyday of his famous Wild West Show. Cody owned some 4,000 acres here, which were appropriately named Scout’s Rest Ranch. Guests are encouraged to spend time enjoying the trails and scenery at the recreation area, as well as touring the historic buildings and soaking up the history at the historical park.
Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas are two of Nebraska’s most popular tourist attractions. Visitors come from across Nebraska and beyond to boat, fish, swim and camp, among other outdoor pursuits.