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Scottsbluff Splash Arena Pool                                            308-630-6240
2813 2nd Ave  Scottsbluff, NE

Located adjacent to Scottsbluff High School.  Offers indoor and outdoor pool.
Indoor pool open year round.  Exercise classes offered. See our website for more

Westmoor Pool                                                                  308-630-6240
1936 Avenue I  Scottsbluff, NE

Our new waterpark which opened in July 2003!  It has 2 giant waterslides and
other attractions.  Take a look at our website for hours and rates.

Scottsbluff YMCA Pool                                                       308-635-2318
22 S Beltline E, Scottsbluff, NE

The YMCA pool is conveniently located between Scottsbluff & Gering.  It offers agering pool2a.jpg
large indoor swimming pool and therapeutic pool. Exercise class and swimming
lessons are also offered.

Gering Swimming Pool                                                       308-436-5096

905 13th St, Gering, NE
Gering's swimming pool includes, a large water slide, 2 tube slides, a diving board
and a baby pool.  It is located next to Oregon Trail Park in Gering.  See the
website for hours and  rates.


City of Scottsbluff Parks Dept                                            308-630-6235

1818 Ave A, Scottsbluff


The Scottsbluff Parks Dept includes 23 parks, 10 tennis courts, 11 lighted base-
ball and softball fields 12 picnic shelters and 14 playgrounds.  They also offer

diving, swimming lessons, tumbling, soccer and tennis for youth through their

recreation dept.  See their website for more information.

City of Gering Parks Dept                                                    308-436-5096

1025 P St, Gering, NE
The Gering Parks Dept consists of 10 parks, 4 picnic shelters, and RV park and
more.  See their website for more information.


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Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center       308-436-3777
10 miles South of Gering

Home to an extraordinary nature visitor’s center.  1100 acres of beautiful terrain.
Offer’s 3 ½ miles of nature trails perfect for hiking, biking and cross country skiing.
Picnic facilities Open 8-4:30pm daily April-September and 8:00-4:30pm M-F

Monument Valley Pathway

This pathway travels 2.8 miles on a paved pathway along the river from the YMCA
building past Riverside Zoo accommodating hikers, bikers, and mvp2smaller.jpgrunners offering a
spectacular view of the North Platte River and the Scottsbluff National Monument.
See website for more information.

Gering Pathway

This pathway is a paved system extending from “U” Street in Gering to the Scotts
Bluff National Monument west of Gering.  It provides the bicyclist/hiker a scenic
view of the natural area.




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Monument Shadows Golf Course                                       308-635-2277
255 Clubhouse Drive Gering

Public 18 hole course with a driving range, a pro-shop and clubhouse. Located just
west of Nebraska Highway 71 in Gering, near Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Riverview Golf Course                                                          308-635-1515
100928 County Rd 19, Scottsbluff

Public, 18 hole golf course.  Includes a  driving range, golf pro lessons, carts/club golf-riverview2.jpg

Scotts Bluff Country Club_________________________ 308-632-8297
5014 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE

This is a private 18 hole course with a driving range, pro-shop and a clubhouse. See
our website for more information.

Scenic Knolls Golf Course                                                    308-623-2468 20549 Hwy 29,  Mitchell, NE

Public 9 hole course.  Driving range, restaurant and clubhouse.  Located 2 mi N of
Hwy 26 & Hwy 29 intersection in Mitchell, NE  Click on the above link for more  scenic knolls.jpg


Chimney Rock Golf Course                                                  308-586-1606
No Hwy 26,  Bayard, NE

Public 9 hole course, driving range, pro-shop, and restaurant.  Located 1 mi N. and
1/2 mi W of Bayard off US Hwy 26

Courthouse & Jailhouse Rock Golf Course                          308-262-9925 courthouse jailhouse rock.jpg

5 mi S on Hwy 88, Bridgeport, NE

Beautifully maintained 9 hole, public course in the shadows of Jailhouse & Courthouse
Rock.  Must for golfers of all ages.  Click on link above for more information.




Lake Minatare State Recreation Area                                  308-783-2911im_a0077.jpg

One of the most popular and scenic recreation areas in Nebraska’s Panhandle.
Encompassing 2,973 acres, including a 2,158 acre reservoir, Home of Nebraska’s
only lighthouse.  Lake Minatare is 6 miles east and 8 miles north of Scottsbluff in
the historic North Platte River Valley.

Riverside Zoo Ponds                                                          308-630-6236

1600 S Beltway, Hwy W Scottsbluff                            
Offers fishing, camping, picnic areas, and playgrounds in a natural setting.  5 acres,
rainbow trout, open to the public.  See website or call for hours.

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Terry's Lake                                                                       308-632-7212

Terry’s Lake is located just south of the North Platte River, in Terrytown, Nebraska,
which lies between the communities of Scottsbluff and Gering.  It is a  7-acre fishing
area open year-round. No boating.  Fishing and a playground are available.

Bridgeport State  Lakes

This 197 acre State Recreation Area is located adjacent to the city of Bridgeport
and sits along the banks of the North Platte River near the historic Oregon Trail.
The area offers fishing, canoeing, boating, picnicking, and Lake-Bridgeport-mainlake.jpgcamping. Bird watching
and plant identification are favorite activities year around. A fee/permit is required
to enter the area daily and annual permits are for sale at Bateman's Trading Post
in Bridgeport.

Lake McConaughy                                                               308-284-4066

Lake McConaughy is located approximately 120 miles southeast of Scottsbluff, is the
perfect place for windsurfing, boating, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, and a host
of other outdoor water sports. With 100 miles of Caribbeanlike white beaches,Lake McCon Sunset.gif
"Big Mac" as it is known to the locals, is 22 miles long and 4 miles wide. Nearly
everything about Lake McConaughy is big! Its 35,700 surface acres make it Nebraska's
largest reservoir with over 100 miles of shore line. The dam is among the largest of its
type in the world, and the fish grow to trophy proportions, accounting for several state
records. Camping facilities are available. For more information, visit the web site.




Robidoux RV Park                                                               308-436-5096

Gering, NE
Located at the base of the Scottsbluff National Monument.


Open year-round,
with 35 full hook-up sites, tent sites, and a multi-purpose building that can be
rented by the public.   Restrooms, sanitary dump station, and paved parking on
many sites.


Riverside Campgrounds                                                      308-630-6288

1600 S Beltline Hwy W
Located adjacent to Riverside Zoo.  Opened May 1st to September 30. Over 200
tent sites and 34 hook ups.  Also has restrooms and hot showers.

KOA Campground                                                               308-635-3760scbcofairentrance_000.jpg

Hwy 26 W of Scottsbluff
Located west of Scottsbluff.  Includes tent and RV sites and Kamping Kabins.
Call for more information.

Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds                                         308-623-1828

Mitchell, NE
The Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds are located on the west edge of Mitchell,
which is 9 miles west of the communities of Scottsbluff/Gering.  The Scotts Bluff
County Fair is held annually in August Campgrounds are available, with approximately
60 sites.  Call for more information.



Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area

Pasture/Timber.  162.46 acres. Deer, dove, rabbit, & turkey.  Located 10 miles
south of Gering.

Cedar Canyon Wildlife Management Area

Pasture. 2200 acres.  Deer, dove, & turkey.   Located 4 miles west of Hwy 71
on Carter Canyon Rd, then  1 ½ south on county road 17, 1 mile W to parking

Wildcat Hills SRA/WMA

Crop 40 acres; pasture 92 acres.  Located 10 miles south of Gering.wildcat hills.jpg

Kiowa Wildlife Management Area

Crop 263.30 acres; pasture 22 acres; marsh 220 acres.  Dove, pheasant, rabbit,
waterfowl.  Located 2 ½ miles south of Morrill. Nontoxic shot zone.

Nine Mile Creek Wildlife Management Area

Pasture 179 acres; creek 1 acre.  Deer, dove, pheasant, and rabbit.  Located 3
miles east and 5 ½ miles north of Minatare.

Hunting Guides:
Brad Fulk (308) 623-2952
Dan Gueck - (308)635-2985
Russ McKeehan (308) 436-3407
Norbert Nau - (308)641-0968
Chuck Stratton - (308)631-6108
Mike Winchell - (308)635-2493
GameDay Guides - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -  - (308) 436-4645


Carpenter Center                                                                308-635-8422ymca-cardiokick.jpg
116 Terry Blvd, Terrytown, NE

Day Pass available. 3 Month, 6 Month, and 1 Year Memberships, as well as
Corporate Memberships.  Call for hours.

Curves For Women                                                              308-632-2878
624 W 20th St  Scottsbluff .

Warehouse Fitness Center                                                   308-635-1177
422 Avenue B  Scottsbluff, NE   

YMCA                                                                                  308-635-2318


22 S Beltline Hwy E Scottsbluff

The Scottsbluff YMCA is conveniently located between Scottsbluff and Gering.
They have many different programs for people of all ages. Conveniently located
between Scottsbluff and Gering, at 22 South Beltline Highway East, near Monument
Valley Pathways walk/bike trail and the North Platte River.  Climbing wall, speed bikes,
training equipment, handball facilities, and an indoor swimming pool and therapeutic
pool.  New gym, with expanded daycare facility.  Rated as one of the top three in
the state.


Western Nebraska Community College Cougar Athletics     308-635-6151

1601 E 27th, Scottsbluff
WNCC is home to women's volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer and men's basketball,
baseball and soccer.  Check out the website for schedules.

Highway 92 Raceway Park                                               308-632-7154

Since 1968 has offered Friday night races all summer long.  Located 4 miles East of
Gering on Highway 92, it offers one of only two asphalt racetracks in the entire
state of Nebraska.


Fillingham’s Exotic Animal Farm                                           308-623-1164

Just east of Morrill offers guided tours where you can find out: What is an Oryx?
Where do Muntjack live? What is a Zebu? What is a camel’s hump made of? How
fast can an ostrich run? and many other fascinating facts about the animals are
available on an hour-long trolley wagon tour.raceway2.jpg

Mud Pie-Contemporary Ceramics Studio                             308-635-6833
1717 Broadway Scottsbluff, NE             


Vang’s Tae Kwondo Academy                                             308-632-7444
1817 Broadway  Scottsbluff, NE

Playhouse Skate and Fun Center                                        308-632-5996


775 Crescent Drive Gering, NE

The Great Escape:                                                               308-220-4653
Corner of HWY 26 and Ave IScottsbluff, NE

Family fun for all ages.  Minature Golf, Go-karts, Bumper Boats, Train ride, food
and arcade games.

Riverside Zoo & Discovery Center                                      308-630-6326j0227748.jpg

1600 South Beltline West Scottsbluff, NE

“Best Little Zoo in the West!”  Riverside Zoo houses about 250 animals including
reptiles,birds, and mammals and represents more than 70 species.  We also have
a petting area and playground for children. We also offer educational programs and
an area for birthday parties, as well as several community events throughout the year
including our annual “Spooklacular” during Halloween week!

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