From our strong agricultural roots to outdoor recreation, there are so many things to do and fun for the whole family in Harlan County!
Take a leisurely cruise around the lake. Cast a line or two. Grab the tube, skis or wakeboard and show off your skills. Whatever your pleasure, you can do it on the beautiful and spacious Harlan County Reservoir. Join in the fun and give us a wave or two when you pass on by.
Camping is where it’s at! Whether you’re into roughing it in a tent, or you’ve got a great-big-rig, there’s fun for the whole family in the many Harlan County campsites have space for you. Don’t wait too long though, they fill up quick. Make your reservations today for your next weekend or vacation getaway to beautiful Harlan County and our breathtaking lake!
The Republican River is slow-moving, braided, and beautiful! Every year thousands of tubers, and kayak and canoe enthusiasts float the Republican River Trails—all the way from Orleans to the lake, and then from the Dam to Naponee. Spend an easy day on an easy river, enjoying the sunshine, your family and friends. You’ll be glad you did!
It’s been said that some of the best hunting ground for deer and foul alike can be found in Harlan County, Nebraska. Consider making Harlan County your next hunting excursion. (Find more information on where to hunt on the Army Corps website).
Harlan County Nebraska is one of the few places on earth to see the majestic Sandhill Crane. Consider visiting us to see the beautiful animals, as well as bald eagles, pelicans and so many more avian species.
Nestled on the edge of farm, pastureland and historic Alma, the Alma Municipal Golf Course is a great attraction if you’re looking to improve your game and have a few hours of fun. When you’re done, make sure you stop on in to the clubhouse to wind-down before you get back to the lake. Call (308) 928-2341 to schedule your next tee-time!
Harlan County has miles-and-miles of trails for your riding and walking pleasure. Hop on horseback and gallop around the reservoir on Peckerneck Trail. The Pheasant Ridge Hiking/Biking Trail offers you the opportunity to get out and stretch your legs or take that bike out for a tour (another great way to view the Harlan County Lake and possibly see wildlife in their natural habitat.) Or, grab your side-by-side and ATV’s and go off-roading south of Rep City. (Please stay off the minimum maintenance roads, farm and pasturelands).
Rural Nebraska is like no other place on Earth, and Harlan County is especially beautiful. The sunrises and sunsets here a spectacular, and a photographer’s dream! Ever want to try your hand at shooting the Milky Way? This is the place! Light pollution is at a minimum here. Into wildlife, nature, or farm photography? You can capture all that here too.
Consider Harlan County for your next photography adventure. You just might find your new favorite spot!
Rusty Spur is now a bar! Come on in and have some good food and a beverage!!
Stop in for a slice a pizza and have a drink on the deck overlooking the harbor. With friendly staff and great service you’ll be glad you stopped in for a bit of reprise from the warm Nebraska sun. And while you’re there, show your friends how much fun you’re having by snapping a pic & hastagging #PHbeachbar on Instagram.
Stop in for some of their famous pizza and have a drink on the decks overlooking the lake! With friendly staffers and great service you’ll be a “regular” in no time!
Ice Cream! Broasted Chicken. Burgers and more. What’s not to love? Drive by to see if they’re open (or just call). Open till 8pm on select days in the summer months.
Our own local downtown pub where everyone knows your name. Good food. Good beverages. Better company! Check em out!
A great menu to choose from. Good handmade burgers and sammies. 5 TV’s for your viewing pleasure! Wireless Internet… and the BEST fried chicken every Sunday.
Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill. They have great service and delicious Mexican Food
Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Wings, & homemade cheesecakes! Main Street is locally owned and uses homemade ingredients and fresh produce to bring you the best tasting food around!
A small batch family owned bakery in the heart of Alma, Dragonfly makes pastries and desserts fresh and to order. Every item is made with care using high quality ingredients like real butter, whipping cream, and Ghirardelli chocolate.