Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

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Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

Nebraska

(308) 783-2911

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Overview

Home of Nebraska's only lighthouse and a federal waterfowl refuge, scenic Lake Minatare State Recreation Area covers 2,970 acres (2,158 acre lake), 12 miles NE of Scottsbluff. Lake Minatare is just minutes from Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock and offers camping pads with electrical hookups and more than 100 nonpad sites. Facilities include showers, laundry, modern restrooms, dump station, water, picnic tables, shelters, boat ramps, unsupervised swimming, fishing and fish cleaning stations.

Map of Lake Minatare State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.935743, -103.505974

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are three docks and three boat ramps for visitor use.

  • Camping

    In total, there are 52 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30-amp.), 49 camping pads without electricity and 110 non-pad sites without electricity.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is plentiful here, and there are three cleaning stations.

  • Picnicking

    Seven shelters (one with electricity) provide access to 125 tables and grills total.

  • RVing

    In total, there are 52 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30-amp.), 49 camping pads without electricity and 110 non-pad sites without electricity.

  • Water Sports

    There is beach access in the park. No lifeguard is on duty.

Directions

Driving

From Scottsbluff: At the intersections of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 26, go three miles north on 71 to Lake Minatare Road. Turn east on Lake Minatare Road and go eight miles to a T with Stonegate Road. Turn left (north) on Stonegate Road for one mile. Turn right into the Lake View entrance immediately after crossing the canal bridge. The office is one mile up the road on your left.

From Minatare and Hwy. 26: Turn north on Stonegate Road at the northeast corner of Minatare. Go nine miles on Stonegate Road to the Lake View entrance, turning right after crossing the canal bridge. The office is one mile up the road on your left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 783-2911

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