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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 water slides and
other attractions.  Take a look at our website for hours and rates.

Scottsbluff YMCA Pool                                                       308-635-2318gering pool2a.jpg
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
2525 Circle Drive, 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 department. See 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, an RV park and
more.  See their website for more information.


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Panhandle Trails

This link contains information about dozens of trails in western Nebraska. Well
worth exploring!

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area & Nature Center       308-436-3777

Home to an extraordinary nature visitor’s center. 1,100 acres of beautiful terrain.
Offers 3.5 miles of nature trails perfect for hiking, biking and cross country
skiing. Picnic facilities. Open 8am-4:30pm daily, April-September and 8:00am-
4:30pm Mon-Fri, September-March.

Monument Valley Pathway                                            308-630-6235

Running alongside the North Platte River and Scotts Bluff National Monument,
walking and biking trails connect the cities of Scottsbluff, Gering and Terrytown. mvp2smaller.jpg
Monument Valley Pathways includes 6.3 miles of trails; a total of 26 miles is planned.



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

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Public 18 hole course with a driving range, a pro-shop and clubhouse. Located just
west of Nebraska Highway 71 in Gering, near the Scottsbluff 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
rentals. Home to Nebraska’s only floating driving range.

Scotts Bluff Country Club                                             308-632-8297
5014 Avenue I, Scottsbluff

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

Public, 9 hole course. Driving range, restaurant and clubhouse. Located 2 miles
north of Hwy 26 & Hwy 29 intersection in Mitchell, NE. Click on link above for
more information.

Chimney Rock Golf Course                                            308-586-1606
445 Main Street, Bayard

scenic knolls.jpgPublic, 9 hold course, driving range, pro-shop and restaurant. Located 1 mile
North and 1/3 mile West of Bayard off US Hwy 26.

Courthouse & Jailhouse Rock Golf Course                    308-623-2468
5 mi South on Hwy 88, Bridgeport

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



Lake Minatare State Recreation Area                           308-783-2911
290140 The Point Road, Minatare


One of the most popular and scenic recreation areas in Nebraska’s Panhandle.
Encompassing 2,973 acres, including a 2,158 acre reservoir, and home of
Nebraska’s only lighthouse.  Six miles East and 8 miles North of Scottsbluff in
the historic North Platte River Valley.

Riverside Zoo Ponds                                                    308-630-6236
1600 S. Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff

Offers fishing, camping, picnic areas and playgrounds in a natural setting.
Five acres, rainbow trout, open to the public. See website or call for hours.

Terry’s Lake                                                                 308-632-7212Lake-Bridgeport-mainlake.jpg

Terry’s Lake is located just south of the North Platte River in Terrytown, NE
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 308-436-2383

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
in Bridgeport.

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Lake McConaughy                                                      800-658-4390
8 miles northeast of Ogallala, NE – I-80 Exit 126

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 Caribbean-like 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.  It’s 35,700 surface acres make it
Nebraska’s largest reservoir with over 100 miles of shoreline.  The dam is among
the largest of it’s types in the world and the fish grow to trophy proportions,
accounting for several state records. Camping facilities are available. For more
information, visit the above link.




Robidoux RV Park                                                              308-436-2046
Gering, NE (Located at the base of the Scotts Bluff 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. Restroom, sanitary dump station and paved parking
on many sites.

Riverside Campgrounds                                                     308-632-6342
1600 S. Beltline Hwy West, Scottsbluff

Located adjacent to Riverside Zoo.  Opened May 1st to September 30. Over 200
tent sites and 34 hookups. Also has restrooms and hot showers.

Route 26 Campground                                                     308-635-3760
180454 Hwy 26, Scottsbluff


Route 26 Campground is located on US Highway 26 between Scottsbluff and
Mitchell. There are 30 camping spots with electrical hookup available for rent year

Scotts Bluff County Fair Camp Grounds                             308-623-1828
130625 County Road E, Mitchell

68 camping spots with electrical hookup available for rent year around.
Stall rental charges are $10 per horse per night. There is a drop slot in the door
of the office for your convenience.



Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area                           308-632-7004

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


Cedar Canyon Management Area                                     308-632-7004

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                                                  308-436-3777

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

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

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 – –  – (308) 436-4645


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

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

Crossfit Scottsbluff                                                     308-672-3616
822 S. Beltline Hwy West, Scottsbluff

Optimal Fitness Lifestyle, and here to meet your fitness needs. Go to our
website for inquiry on times and events!

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

Curves is a facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30 minute
work out and weight management program that is fun, fast, and safe. Our facility
also features the most advanced fitness technology in the world, Curves Smart.

Jazzercize Scottsbluff Fitness Center                           308-633-5299
1603 Broadway, Scottsbluff

Jazzercise dance fitness offers aerobics exercise classes for all ages and fitness
Click on link above for website which lists class schedule and prices.

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


Serves both residential and commercial health enthusiasts with all the amenities
required for achieving individual health goals. Three certified Cross-fit level 1 instructors.
They pay individual attention to each of our clients to help them achieve their
fitness goals. Depending upon your convenience and preference, you can also opt for a
24 hour membership.

YMCA                                                                          308-635-2318
22 South Beltline Hwy East, Scottsbluff

The Scottsbluff YMCA is conveniently located between Scottsbluff and Gering,
near the Monument Valley Pathways walk/bike trail and the North Platte River.
They have many different programs for people of all ages, cllimbing 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 Athletics         308-635-6151
1601 E 27th Street, 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.


Pioneer Legends Disc Golf                                           308-632-0049
Riverside Campground, 1514 S. Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff

Great disc golf atmosphere along the North Platte River with a great view of
Scottsbluff National Monument.

Playhouse Skate and Fun Center                                308-632-5996
775 Crescent Drive Gering

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for open skating and birthday parties,
private parties, inflatable parties, roller hockey and indoor soccer You can rent
inflatables at The Playhouse to use there or have them delivered to your
house, park, Church, school, etc. 14 inflatables to choose from.

Riverside Zoo & Discovery Center                               308-630-6326j0227748.jpg
1600 South Beltline West Scottsbluff

“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 “Spooktacular” during Halloween week!

Sure Shot Gun Club                                                   308-633-2723
1346 10th Street, Gering

Sure Shot Gun Range is the only indoor gun range in the Gering and Scottsbluff area.
We offer affordable indoor shooting hourly rates and yearly memberships. At Sure Shot
one of the most important things to us is to show you gun safety, we offer gun and
shooter safety help from our experienced range officers