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Lake Information for Harlan County Lake


Harlan County Lake is the second-largest lake in the U.S. state of Nebraska. The reservoir is formed by a dam in the Republican River, which starts in Colorado and ends in Kansas.

The two closest towns are Republican City and Alma. Republican City offers fishing supplies, boat rentals, restaurants and cabins. When the lake is at normal pool, Alma is on the shore line of the lake and offers lodging, restaurants, stores, and churches.

Harlan County Lake is in Harlan County and is 7 miles from Kansas, 178 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska, 345 miles from Omaha, Nebraska, 356 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, and 568 miles from Chicago.

Fishing Description: 

Fishing includes: Channel and flathead catfish, crappie, northern pike, walleye, white bass, wiper.

Walleye have an 18-inch minimum length, with only 1 more than 22 inches allowed in the daily bag.

Channel Catfish
White Bass
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Waconda Boats & Motors
  • 23 Circle Dr - Republican City, NE
  • (308) 799-5000
    ABC Allsports
  • 516 Highway 183 - Alma, NE
  • (308) 928-9008

Vacation Rental

    Holiday Inn Kearney Hotel
  • 110 2nd Ave - Kearney, NE
  • (877) 786-9480
    Hilltop Inn
  • 17 Us-136 - Republican City, NE
  • (308) 799-2736

Bar and Restaurant

    Down Home Cafe
  • 610 15th Ave - Franklin, NE
  • (308) 470-1252
    Jersey's Sports Bar & Grill
  • 5012 3rd Ave # 190 - Kearney, NE
  • (308) 234-3979

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