Hunting & Fishing

Western Nebraska offers plentiful opportunities for sportsmen of all levels. Hunters and fishermen abound in this rugged land touted on a varied habitat and incredible wildlife diversity.

City of Alliance

Alliance Area
Unique adventure, filled with one of a kind sites, exceptional hospitality and fun, family activities make Alliance one adventure that you and your family don’t want to miss.

(308) 762-5400

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Double R Guest Ranch

Mullen Area
Located in the heart of the Sandhills, north of Mullen.
Families, star gazers, photographers, bird watchers, hunters and fishermen have all enjoyed the quiet setting at the Double R. Our
updated Country Cabin (and soon to be Lake View House) are furnished with your comfort and relaxation in mind.
12345 W. 67th Street
This City, NE 12345

800-217-2042

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Down Home Ranch Guest House

Crawford
Located10 miles south of Crawford - easy access off HWY 2/71 - 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath house - sleeps 8-10 adults comfortably - fully furnished and equipped - big traditional 4-pillar porch to enjoy - big beautiful yard with sitting areas and a gas grill (2 night minimum) Deer and Turkey Hunting
12733 NE Hwy 2/71
Crawford NE 69339

602-620-5755

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High Plains Homestead, LLC

Crawford
Enjoy your stay in our 1880's village! Family vacation, Group events, you will find our comfortable rooms/cabin or RV/tenting options perfect for your stay in this amazing area. Our village museum and mercantile are open daily. Plus so much more! Welcome to the Homestead!
263 Sandcreek Road
Crawford NE 69339

308-665-2592

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Horizons Without Bounds, LLC

Alliance Area
Agri/Eco/Scenery tourism. Trips of hours/days. Participate in direct, personal conversations with farmers and ranchers about their multi-generational ranches. Get on a horse or in a combine. Cranes, prairie chickens, elk, deer, kayak/canoe/tank rivers. From Anywhere - To Anywhere.

308-379-3261

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Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

North Platte Area
Working to preserve natural resources, the Nebraska Game and Parks provides education and management of lands, fish hatcheries, and regulation of hunting or fishing.
301 East State Farm Rd
North Platte, NE 69101

308-535-8025

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Our Heritage Guest Ranch

Crawford
Sixteen miles northwest of Crawford and a quick jump from Toadstool Geologic Park is Our Heritage Guest Ranch. Riding lessons are available and there are 26 indoor stalls, and several paddocks and corrals to board horses. The rides take you over 3,600 acres abundant with wildlife.
PO Box 48
1041 Toadstool Rd.
Crawford NE 69339

(308) 430-1239

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Shared Outdoors

Hemingford Area

Camping, Fishing, Hunting,

308-487-3426

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Box Butte Reservoir

Hemingford Area
Box Butte Reservoir, a 1,600-acre lake and recreational area, is 10 miles north of town. It offers excellent fishing, boating, swimming, windsurfing and sailing, and is part of a state recreation area with picnic areas, hiking and primitive camping.

Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Sailing, Swimming, Windsurfing,

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Bridgeport State Recreation Area

Bridgeport Area
Just off Highways 26 and 92 on the west edge of town, Bridgeport State Recreation Area offers primitive camping, hiking, fishing, swimming and waterskiing. It is open year-round. A state park entry permit is required.

Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Waterskiing,

(308) 436-3777

Morrill County

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Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area

North Platte
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area offers camping and hiking right next door to the Buffalo Bill Ranch 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 We

CB’s Hideaway

CB’s Hideaway is a family-friendly campground located at the Inlet at Lake Maloney. Full hookups for RVs and tent site camping is available. The grounds are well maintained and offer great fishing. Open from April to October for full hookups, and all year for primitive camping.
206 W. North Lake Rd
North Platte, NE 69101

308-539-3985

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Chadron State Park

Chadron Area
Chadron State Park was Nebraska’s first state park. It encompasses nearly 1,000 acres of Pine Ridge wilderness nine miles south of Chadron on Highway 385. A swimming pool and sand volleyball courts elevate the fun, and mountain bikes and paddle boats are for rent.

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming,

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Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Oshkosh Area
The 2.2-mile-long nature trail at Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge is an easy hike offering an overlook viewing area with a spotting scope on hand for zooming in on distant scenic scenes. The refuge is 28 miles north of Oshkosh and is open year round from sunrise to sunset.

Eagle Canyon Hideaway

Ogallala Area
Southwest side of the Lake McConaughy.

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

Valentine Area
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is home to herds of bison and elk. A 3.5-mile driving tour provides up close views. The bison are often encountered crossing the refuge road. While near the herds, stay in your car. A bison bull can weigh a ton and moves with astonishing speed.

Horse Thief Cave Ranch

Gordon
Private house along the Niobrara River. Wildlife, hiking, birdwatching, and stargazing. House consists of 2 bedrooms, shared bathroom, completely furnished kitchen, gas grill and picnic table. Children allowed. Guided deer and turkey hunts.
1711 550th Trail Rd.
Gordon NE 69343

308-282-1017

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Lake Maloney

North Platte Area
A few miles south of North Platte, Lake Maloney with 1132 acres of state recreation area, gives access to fishing, boat ramps, beach areas, camping, golf, archery, wildlife watching, and trails.

Boating, Camping, Fishing, Swimming,

Lake McConaughy

Ogallala Area

Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking,

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Lake Minatare & Lighthouse

Scottsbluff Area
Lake Minatare is large, but not so big that it needs a lighthouse. It has one anyway and it offers an impressive 360-degree view. It was built by the Veterans Conservation Corps, a New Deal agency that provided jobs to unemployed veterans.

Bird Watching, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Swimming,

Lord Ranch Resort

Valentine
Located in the middle of one of Nebraska’s best outdoor recreation and wildlife areas, the Lord Ranch is perfect for the nature lover, star gazer, bird watcher, hunter or fisherman. It’s also the ideal retreat destination for anyone who seeks peace, quiet and memorable scenery.
38946 State Spur 16 B
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-5984 or 800-270-0181

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Merritt Reservoir

12345 W. 67th Street
This City, NE 12345

Northwest Nebraska High Country

Northwest Nebraska High Country is an organization of farmers and ranchers and other rural people who have opened their homes and properties to tourism, outfitting and B&Bs.

Northwest Nebraska Tourism

Chadron Area
Dawes and Sioux Counties sits on the northern edge of the Nebraska Panhandle. The combination of the topography of the Pine Ridge and hundreds of thousands acres of public land make Northwest Nebraska an outdoor playground. No matter where you interests lie, you can do it here.

308-432-3006

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Oglala National Grasslands

Harrison Area

(605) 279-2125

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Ponderosa Ranch

Crawford Area
Ponderosa Ranch offers guests as young as 4 years old with riding options from May through October. Eight gentle quarter horses take you through 3,600 acres of pines, meadows, ravines and creek with greetings from mule deer and Merriam’s wild turkey. Corrals are available for your own horses.

Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

Valentine Area
Located south of Nenzel in Cherry County, this 116,000-acre national forest is a fantastic representation of the unique Nebraska Sandhills prairie ecosystem. Popular uses of the forest include hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping and bird watching.

Camping, Hiking, Hunting,

Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area

North Platte 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.

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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

Valentine Area

Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Hay Springs Area
A newspaper story in a 1922 issue of the Hay Springs News reported the sighting of a Loch Ness-style monster at Alkali Lake. Rumors circulated of ranchers losing cattle to the hungry beast, but no physical evidence of the creature’s questionable existence was ever discovered.

Boating, Camping, Fishing,