Get out and enjoy NPPD’s recreational facilities
Most of you know NPPD provides reliable electricity for a large portion of Nebraska, but did you know we also offer some of the best public outdoor recreation in the state? We invite you to visit our public recreation areas, many of which are conveniently located near Interstate 80 in Western Nebraska.
Lake Maloney, five miles south of the I-80 exit at North Platte, is used to regulate the flow of water for generating electricity at NPPD’s nearby North Platte Hydro power plant. At the 1,650 acre reservoir, you can fish, water ski, and boat. The Outlet Recreation Area has camp sites, boat ramps/docks, a fish-cleaning station, and a shower house. Also located nearby is an 18-hole golf club.
Boating and swimming areas are also popular at the Sutherland Reservoir, south of I-80 at Sutherland. Campsites are available on the east and west sides of the reservoir and a nine-hole, par 36 golf course is located along the north shore.
Two of the best places in the nation for viewing native and migratory birds, including Bald Eagles, is at Lake Ogallala and the Sutherland Supply Canal.
Maybe you prefer biking and hiking. Head to North Platte’s riding and hiking path, located on the south side of town, along NPPD’s North Platte Hydro tailrace canal. Trail users can travel under Interstate 80 on a low water bridge along the canal to State Farm Road where the route continues west. East of North Platte at Kearney, you will find the Kearney Canal Trail. This 2.6 mile trail stretches from Cottonmill Park to the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.
This summer, kick back and enjoy one of NPPD’s public recreation areas. Whether you choose fishing at one of the best fisheries in the state, camping, picnicking, swimming, or golfing, make your visit a safe one!