Land and Water Trails

Whether you're into motorsports or horses, nature trails or tubing down the Rupublican River, you'll find a trailhead just for you in Harlan County.

Harlan County Lake

Harlan County Lake has over 13,000 surface acres of water and nearly 75 miles of shoreline, making it Nebraska's second-largest lake.


upcoming events

There are no current events on our calendar, but you can still view the list of annual events!

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Summertime and the Lake is Fine!

  It is a busy, busy season at Harlan County Reservoir. The lake is beautiful and is at the perfect elevation for both shoreline and on-the-water activities.

Area farmers markets are in full swing and the communities of Stamford and Orleans are preparing for their annual Pork Days and Applefest celebrations.     Don't miss out!  Check our events page for more info.  

 

News of note:

The Nebraska Walleye Association will be having an open fall walleye tournament at Harlan County Lake on Sunday October 5th, 2014. Here is a link for more info or to reach Chuck Pavelka tournament director: redcopper@gmail.com

T & M Trailer Park has changed ownership and their new name is Hooks and Arrows RV Park and Trailer Court, and new contact number is 308-999-0092. We will get this change programmed into our "Camping" page as soon as possible. Also the historic Orleans Hotel is under new ownership and we should have some more news for you on that very soon. Temporarily, the contact number for the Orleans Hotel is 308-920-2816.  

 

Please copy and paste the following link into your browser, read the article, and also share with your boating friends.  We need everyone's awareness and diligence to help us avoid introducing invasive zebra mussels at the lake!

http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2014/07/aquatic-invasive-species-awareness-heightened-harlan-county-lake/ 

posted on June 30, 2014

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Harlan County Lake Harlan County Lake

Big Lake

Harlan County Lake has over 13,000 surface acres of water and nearly 75 miles of shoreline, making it Nebraska's second-largest lake.

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Boating & Watersports

Bring your pontoon boats, fishing boats, jet skis, canoes, and tubes. Harlan County Lake offers over 13,000 surface acres of water for boating enthusiasts.

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Fishing

In Harlan County lakes and rivers you'll find walleye, wipers, northern pike, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, and catfish. Several fishing tournaments are held in Harlan County each year.

Peckerneck Horse Trail in Harlan County motorcross track in Harlan County Lake

Outdoor Trails

Whether you're into motorsports or horses, nature trails or tubing down the Rupublican River, you'll find a trailhead just for you in Harlan County.

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Hunting

Learn why hunters come from across the country to hunt turkey, pheasant, waterfowl, mule deer, whitetail deer, dove, quail, rabbits and predators in Harlan County, NE.

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Our Communities

Learn more about the towns of Alma, Huntley, Orleans, Oxford, Ragan, Republican City and Stamford, in Harlan County, Nebraska.

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Birding

Right in the center of North America’s central flyway, millions of birds of all shapes, sizes and species pass through this area every year. There are many opportunities for uncommon, unusual and interesting bird sightings in Harlan County.