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

4th of July Celebration Jul. 4, 2015 more
Labor Day Weekend Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2015 more
Stamford Pork Days Sep. 26, 2015 more
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Have you made your spring and summer reservations?

 Spring and summer are happy times at Harlan.  Make sure you make your lodging/camping reservations far in advance so you don't miss out, especially for the holiday weekends!  

Harlan County offers fishing, camping, hunting, boating and other water sports, river tubing, bird watching, community festivals, and ATV riding on one of the Midwest’s only professionally designed and constructed trail systems. Visitors also enjoy a variety of trails for walking, hiking, biking and horseback riding; can learn about the area’s history at a well-maintained county museum; and find a good variety of unique, locally-owned retail shops and restaurants.

 

The American White Pelicans

are still around, and are starting to test the high air currents for their further northward migration.  A beautiful sight!  

And in the meantime, 

the songbird migration

into our area is well underway.  A beautiful sound!  

posted on April 13, 2015

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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.

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.