Log In
Join Now

Camping at BEACH AREA 14

Scan for Cancellations
All campsites booked in BEACH AREA 14? Create a scan and we’ll notify you when somebody cancels.
Scan for Cancellations

Overview of Lake McConaughy SRA

Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA), known as "Big Mac" to locals, is the largest reservoir in Nebraska. Located near Ogallala, it offers a variety of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and wildlife viewing. The lake is also known for its white sandy beaches, which cover about 100 miles of shoreline, providing ample space for visitors to enjoy waterside recreation.

Camping at Beach Area 14

Beach Area 14 is one of the numerous designated camping areas around Lake McConaughy. Here are some points you may need to consider before camping at Beach Area 14:

  • Permits: All vehicles entering Lake McConaughy SRA, including Beach Area 14, require a park entry permit.

  • Camping Fees: There may be a separate fee for overnight camping, in addition to any necessary permits. Make sure to check the latest fee structure on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website or the park's visitor center.

  • Reservations: Depending on the time of year and park regulations, camping spots can be first-come, first-served or may be reservable. Check for any updates regarding reservations, especially during peak seasons.

  • Amenities: Amenities can vary by campsite, but they generally include public restrooms and sometimes shower facilities. However, lake-level sites like Beach Area 14 might have limited amenities, so be prepared to be self-sufficient.

  • Campfires: Campfires may be allowed in designated fire rings or pits, but always check for fire bans or restrictions before lighting a fire. You're typically required to bring your own firewood, as gathering wood within the park is often prohibited.

  • Water Access: Beach Area 14 typically provides direct access to the water, making it suitable for water-based activities. Be aware of the lake's water levels as they can fluctuate and affect beach size and access.

  • Regulations: There are usually regulations in place to protect the environment and ensure everyone's safety. These can include restrictions on noise levels, alcohol consumption, pets, and vehicle use on the beaches.

  • Wildlife: The area is home to diverse wildlife. Proper food storage and waste disposal are crucial to avoid attracting animals to your campsite.

  • Weather: Weather conditions can change rapidly, so check forecasts and be prepared for wind, sand, and sudden storms which are common in open areas like Lake McConaughy.

Pro Tips for Beach Camping

  • Bring sturdy tent stakes or sand anchors since beach sands can be loose and windy conditions may be frequent.
  • Pack plenty of sunscreen and a broad-brimmed hat to protect against sun exposure.
  • Mosquito repellent and bug netting can improve comfort, especially during dusk and dawn.
  • Have all necessary supplies, as the nearest convenience store may be a considerable distance away.

Booking and Further Information

For the most current information, including booking details, camping regulations, and any alerts or notices, contact the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission directly or visit their official website. Given that conditions and policies can change, it is advisable to consult these resources shortly before your trip to Beach Area 14 at Lake McConaughy SRA.

Location of BEACH AREA 14
Scan for Cancellations
All campsites booked in BEACH AREA 14? Create a scan and we’ll notify you when somebody cancels.
Scan for Cancellations
National Parks Badges

Get The Campsite Reservations You Want

Create a scan to get notified once a reservation opens at a campground you're interested in.