Alcohol Ban at Lake McConaughy, Ogallala Now in Effect

June 10, 2020, 3:25 p.m. ·

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has implemented a new ban on alcohol at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas. The new rules, which took effect on Monday and were developed with partners in the Ogallala and Keith County area, ban the possession or consumption of alcohol at the lakes. Record-setting visitation over the past two years has placed stress on the parks’ resources, prompting officials to create new solutions to improve visitor experiences, like a larger law enforcement presence and changes to operations.