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Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

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Easily accessible by paved road from U.S. 26 or NE 71, Lake Minatare is 6 miles east and 8 miles north of Scottsbluff in the historic North Platte RiverValley. It is surrounded by some of the most notable sites in the history of the opening of the west ... from Chimney Rock to Scotts Bluff National Monument, just 15 minutes away.

The recreation area claims choice camping and boating facilities. The modern campground has gravel pads with electrical hookups, modern restrooms and showers. In addition, the area offers primitive sites around the lake. Other facilities include: Picnic tables, shelters, drinking water, fire grates, a trailer dump station and vault toilets. Minatare has an excellent sand beach, east of the dam. The beach is unsupervised, so swimmers should always use caution.

Location: PO Box 188, Minatare Nebraska 69356 Telephone 308-783-2911

Other Nebraska State Parks nearby:
(Gering) Bridgeport State Recreation Area
(Minatare) Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
(Minatare) Lake Minatare's Lighthouse
(Gering) Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area
(Gering) Wildcat Hills State State Recreation Are

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