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Open Waters - Panhandle

BOX BUTTE RESERVOIR (10 miles north of Hemingford, Dawes Co.)

BRIDGEPORT STATE RECREATION AREA (NEED Directions, Bridgeport, Morrill Co.)
The 52-acre lake commonly known as Center Lake is open to motorboat traffic traveling in a counterclockwise direction. Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property within the large bay on the southwest end of Center Lake. The remaining four smaller lakes are restricted to nonpowered vessels and those powered with convention.

LAKE MCCONAUGHY (8 miles north of Ogallala, Keith Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property within the following bays: Otter Creek, Martin, Arthur, and Emergency Spillway.

LAKE MINATARE (4 miles north and 8 miles east of Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property within the areas marked by buoys at the following dock areas: Public Dock Site situated adjacent to old trailer park at east side of the point area. North Platte Valley Boat Club Dock Area situated in Sec. 19, T. 231S, R. 43W. Dock area adjacent to H. Heimbuck and S.C.S. private trailer development situated on, the northeast side of the reservoir.

LAKE OGALLALA (9 miles north of Ogallala, Keith Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury or damage to persons, vessels, or property.

OLIVER RESERVOIR (12 miles west of Kimball, Kimball Co.)

SMITH LAKE (23 miles south of Rushville, Sheridan Co.)
Motorboats may be used only for fishing. Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

WALGREN STATE RECREATION AREA (2 1/2 miles east, 2 1/2 miles south of Hays Springs, Sheridan Co.) Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property. end footer


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