Cody Park Swimming Pool
1401 S Jeffers St, North Platte, NE
– 50 M, 10 lane pool with a diving well
– Seating for 200
– Locker rooms
– Concession and Restroom facilities
Jeffrey Canyon Reservoir
S Brady Moorfield Road, Brady, NE.
Jeffrey Reservoir, south of Brady, has 595 surface acres with more than 120 cabins and homes and numerous recreational opportunities. Jeffrey Reservoir also serves as fish and wildlife habitat. Since the Supply Canal carries water throughout the year, the area is a magnet for a wide variety of aquatic birds, fish and mammals. The Reservoir is plentiful with Big and Small mouth Bass, Walleye, Crappies, Catfish and other indigenous species. Winter remains an opportunity for the public to watch bald eagles that congregate along the canal below the hydro plant to catch fish. Jeffrey Reservoir also serves as a midway stop for the Sandhill Crane during their annual migration south.
9402 Lakeview Dr, North Platte, NE
Lake Maloney is approximately 6 miles south of North Platte. The 1132-acre State Recreation Area has 56 camping pads with 30-amp electrical hook-ups and 200 non-pad sites without electricity. There is a shower facility, dump station, and a swimming beach. Boat ramps, 2 fish cleaning stations, picnic tables, grills and vault toilets are also available. Camping is first come, first served. Distance around the lake is 9 miles. A Nebraska Game and Parks day or season pass is required for entry into NGPC areas.
16800 E Maranatha Rd, Maxwell, NE
40-acre lake with fishing, water skiing, kayaks, canoes, 250-foot water trampoline, outdoor swimming pool, locker rooms and concession facilities.
North Platte Rec Center
1300 McDonald Road, North Platte.
– 25-yard, 6 lane pool
– 12-foot diving well including one-meter and three-meter diving boards
– Seating for 50
– Locker Rooms
– Concession and Restroom facilities
Sutherland State Recreation Area
S Bubble Road, Sutherland, NE.
The Sutherland Reservoir is a 3,017-acre lake with 37 acres of land lake located 3 miles south of the Interstate 80 Exit at Sutherland, Neb. Primitive campsites are located on the east and west sides of the lake, while private camping area with electrical hook-ups and a nine-hole golf course are located along the north shore. Four boat launching ramps and two swimming areas are available. Species include channel catfish, walleye, white bass, wiper, yellow perch, freshwater drum. All boats are allowed; there is a wheelchair-accessible fishing pier available at the inlet. Hunting includes: Dove, Pheasant, Waterfowl. A Nebraska Game and Parks day or season pass is required for entry into NGPC areas.
North Platte River
Floating the river can take a whole day or just little while depending on currents, where you put in and how hard you feel like paddling, but a leisurely float down the river will give anyone with a sharp eye a great opportunity to see a variety of wildlife including deer and wild turkey. Put in points on the river include the North River WMA north of Hershey for people looking for a longer float (up to 6 hours) as well as Buffalo Bill Ranch and Cody Park in North Platte. Take out points are at Buffalo Bill Ranch, Cody Park, and Highway 30.
Dusty Trails River Outfitting
2617 N Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE
Dusty Trails is North Platte’s premier river outfitter offering a variety of excursions in tubes, canoes, kayaks, as well as tanks. Floats down the North Platte River can last anywhere from 2 hours to all day depending on how long you want it to last. Because the tanks are pretty much untippable and unsinkable they’re an ideal way for groups of all ages to get down the river safely.
Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Supply Canal
Central’s Supply Canal runs from just east of North Platte to east of Lexington. Many sections of the canal wind through high banks, and narrow canyons. The 75-mile-long Supply Canal and its many canyon lakes are used for hunting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, camping and fishing. Only wakeless boating is allowed on the canal to prevent bank erosion. The public is permitted to use the entire length of the canal for recreational purposes, excluding areas around Central’s three hydroelectric plants and NPPD’s Canaday Steam Plant.
** Note: Launching a canoe or kayak may be difficult in some spots because of the shoreline protection materials (in most cases, broken concrete riprap). Many sections of the canal are paralleled by maintenance roads or state and county roads. The water is 15 to 20 feet deep in most places, and the current is not rapid, although caution should be exercised when approaching check gates.