Area Information

There’s a lot to do when you stay at Mesa View Lodge! Unlike other destinations that can keep you cooped up in hotel rooms in Lake McConaughy, NE, we provide you with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and start enjoying yourself! Check out some of the local destinations and what there is to do at each:

Lake McConaughy


There are many hotels near lakes in Lake McConaughy, NE but not all are set right on the edge of Lake McConaughy, giving you instant access to the water and a wide range of activities. Mesa View Lodge allows you to dive in for a refreshing swim, cast a line from your fishing boat, take your jet ski for a spin or just spend the day drifting along on the current!

Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area

More than just the lake itself, Lake McConaughy has an entire recreation area just waiting for you to explore. There’s opportunities for hiking and camping, as well as sightseeing and exploring. Looking for something with a bit more adrenaline? There’s also RV and boat rentals to consider!

Nebraska Game and Parks

If you’re a hunter, there are plenty of nearby destinations to set up shop during the season. There is no better place for fall fishing than Lake McConaughy, with its cool, clear waters. No matter what your game is or what your traditions, we’ll help you find the local destinations that are accommodating and enjoyable. We can also provide you with any information you may need about permits and licenses. Book your reservation early this hunting season .

Ogallala, Nebraska

Just 30 minutes from our motel you’ll find the town of Ogallala, NE. Here, there’s plenty for you to do! Visit gift shops for souvenirs, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants, check out the community foundation or explore a vineyard in your free time. There’s something for everyone!

Chadron/Dawes County Area

Few things rival the natural beauty and majesty of the Chadron/Dawes County area. From lush greenery to sprawling hills and mountains, it’s a great place to hike, snap a few scenic photos and spend some time close to nature. There’s also shopping and entertainment nearby, for those days when you just want to relax.

Ash Hollow State Historical Park

Ash Hollow is part of the historic Oregon Trail and offers stunning views that span for miles. Walk the trails as far as you can, check out the original domiciles along the road and take in beautiful greenery and the archaeology the park is known for.

Explore the Area

Whether you’re the type of person who loves to kick back in a boat or hike your way to adventure, there’s plenty to do around here. Don’t be afraid to ask us for direction, either! We’ll be glad to put you on the path to a fun and enjoyable time.