Cody Park Swimming Pool
Olympic sized pool- 50 M, 10 lane pool with a diving well. Seating for 200, locker rooms with showers, and concession facilities.
Jeffrey Canyon Reservoir (Brady)
Jeffrey Lake, south of Brady, has 595 surface acres with more than 120 cabins and homes and numerous recreational opportunities. Jeffrey Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake also serves as a midway stop for the Sandhill Crane during their annual migration south.
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.
Fishing, water skiing, kayaks, canoes, 250-foot water trampoline, 40-acre lake, outdoor swimming pool, locker rooms with showers and concession facilities.
North Platte Rec Center
25-yard, 6 lane pool, 12-foot diving well offers one-meter and three-meter diving boards. Seating for 50, showers and concession facilities.
The canal, which carries water year-round, and the canyon lakes are used for hunting, hiking, canoeing, camping and fishing. The public is permitted to use the entire length of the canal for recreational purposes.
The Sutherland Reservoir is a 3,000-surface-acre lake located three miles south of the Interstate 80 Exit at Sutherland, Neb. A Nebraska Game and Parks day or season pass is required for entry into NGPC areas. 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. NPPD maintains a roost and perch tree protection program for eagles and — during the winter months — bird watchers can observe numerous wintering American Bald Eagles. 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: Dove, Pheasant, Waterfowl.
Dusty Trails River Outfitting
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.
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.