Visit The Dazzling Lake Minatare In Western Nebraska To See The State’s Only Lighthouse

Did you know that Nebraska is more landlocked than any other state in the country? It’s true, which is why it may seem a bit odd that we have a lighthouse you can visit and even go inside of. This isn’t your usual lighthouse, though – its story is even more interesting.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

A Nebraska State Park permit is required to enter Lake Minatare State Recreation Area. You can buy yearly or daily passes before you even leave home right here. Passes are also available for purchase at the park office. There are additional fees for camping.

Have you climbed the Lake Minatare lighthouse? What did you think? Share your experiences in the comments!

For more fascinating history regarding Nebraska’s reservoirs, check out this story about a Lake McConaughy ghost town.

Address: Minatare, NE 69356, USA