Centrally located between
Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Over 45,000 acres of park dotted with lakes, wetlands,
and sandhills. Established as a nesting and migratory bird refuge, Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge has the third most number of
documented bird species in the entire US, making it a Birdwatchers Haven! Includes auto tour route.
Designated areas open to hunting and fishing.)
Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala Kingsley Dam and Lake McConaughy offers white sand beaches, year round fishing,
hunting, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and all types of water sports. When Lake Mac
is full to capacity, there are over 105 miles of shoreline. Trophy bass, walleye and
catfish have all been taken here!
Lake Ogallala offers an Eagle Aerie for viewing the nesting Bald Eagles and has the best trout fishing
in the area.
Oregon and Mormon Trails -
Oshkosh is located in one of the most beautiful valleys that showcases the North Platte
River and is the historical location of the Mormon and Oregon Trails.
Ash Hollow State Park -
1,000 plus acres! Less than a 15 minute drive to this fantastic historical site in Garden County.
The modern visitor center unravels the geological, paleontologic and prehistoric history,
showcases native American Indians of the area, and explains the military, and 19th century fur trappers,
explorers and pioneers.
A 16-minute video traces how man used Ash Hollow from prehistoric times through
the emigrant days of the mid-1800s.
The Ash Hollow Indian Cave is now covered with a building for protective purposes,
but still open to the public during visitor center hours.
More than 30 million years of geologic history can be examined at the park.
Enjoy hiking trails, picnic grounds, visit the old sod school house, view the deeply carved ruts left by
travelers on the Oregon Trail.
- Astonishing landscapes. The largest body of sand in the
world, which is not a desert. Where the swales dip below the water table, sub-irrigated
meadows, marshes, and lakes have formed.
- Goose Hunting Capital -
Oshkosh and the surrounding areas in Garden County is known worldwide for its
spectacular goose hunting!
- On the Yellowstone
National Park Highway (U.S. Hwy 26) A Scenic Byway.
- Oshkosh is County Seat of Garden County. The courthouse and county offices are a few blocks from the Oregon Trail Campsite.
- Near the Oshkosh
public swimming pool. FREE swimming for the entire family through-out the summer!
- Two FREE museums within
blocks. Open daily all summer, and by appointment year round.
- Lighted public tennis court 4 blocks away.
- Nearby 9-hole golf course and Country Club. The par 36 hole course will test every golfer.
Green fees are minimal for the non-members who want to try this outstanding course.
Recreation - includes bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing.