Lake Alice Reservoir

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Lake Alice Reservoir

Nebraska

(308) 635-7851

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Overview

Lake Alice is part of the larger North Platte National Wildlife Refuge that extends 111 miles along the river valley from Guernsey, Wyoming to below Bridgeport, Nebraska. Though some areas are protected, large portions of the area are open to the public most of the year for outdoor recreation. The area is a haven for birding as the west side of the reservoir features an undisturbed bird sanctuary. The east side is open to the public during daylight hours from mid-May to the end of September. It also has nearly six miles of shoreline that horseback riders enjoy. There are no facilities for Lake Alice visitors, so those going on an outdoor excursion should come prepared.

Lake Alice Reservoir is part of the Bureau of Reclamation's North Platte Project and is formed by two Lake Alice Dams; the upper dam Lake Alice number one at the west end of Lake Alice, and the lower dam Lake Alice number two at the east end creating a surface area of 752 surface acres.

Map of Lake Alice

Latitude, Longitude: 41.988205, -103.614636

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Activities

  • Bird Watching

    The west side of the reservoir features an undisturbed bird sanctuary. During the spring and fall a wide variety of migrating shorebirds and passerines utilize the refuge as a stop on their trip. In the summer months breeding ducks and geese populate the lakes. Red-tailed hawks and Northern Harriers search the meadows for prey.

  • Hiking

    Six miles of shoreline are a great place to explore.

  • Horseback Riding

    Lake Alice, with nearly six miles of shoreline, is a beautiful place for horseback riding.

  • Hunting

    Lake Alice is open to archery deer hunting and youth-only hunting for squirrel, rabbit, pheasant, coyote and most fur bearers. The unit is closed October 15 through January 14 to provide undisturbed habitat during peak waterfowl and eagle use periods.

  • Wildlife Watching

    The refuge is home to white-tailed deer, mule deer, and a variety of resident birds including pheasants and grouse.

Seasonality/Weather

The unit is closed October 15 through January 14 to provide undisturbed habitat during peak waterfowl and eagle use periods.

Directions

Driving

Lake Alice is nine miles north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Take State Highway 71.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 635-7851

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