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 a
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.
»HIKING & BIKING
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
runners offering a
spectacular view of the North Platte River and the Scottsbluff National Monument.
See website for more information.
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.
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
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
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
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.
»FISHING & BOATING
Lake Minatare State Recreation Area 308-783-2911
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.
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
camping. 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
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,
"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
Located at the base of the Scottsbluff National Monument.
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
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 308-635-3760
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
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.
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.
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 -
- - (308) 436-4645
Carpenter Center 308-635-8422
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
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
Western Nebraska Community College Cougar Athletics 308-635-6151
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.
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 308-630-6326
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!