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

Eagle Viewing at the Lake Dec. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017 more
Harlan White Pelican Watch Mar. 1 to Apr. 15, 2017 more
Songbird Migration Apr. 1 to May. 15, 2017 more
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Nebraska Spring Birding Trifecta

 Check back soon for information on the new Nebraska Spring Birding Trifecta, a collaboration between Harlan County Tourism, the McCook/Red Willow County Visitor Center, and the Kearney Area Visitor Center, highlighting the "winner's circle" of spring birding opportunities in our state!  

posted on September 20, 2016

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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.

fishing at Harlan County Lake fishing at Harlan County Lake

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.

Hunting in Harlan County Hunting in Harlan County Lake

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.

Harlan County Nebraska Communities Harlan County Nebraska Communities

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.