The organizing committee of the ATV Jamboree at Lake McConaughy has cancelled the event that was slated for September 17 through September 20 this year due to high-water levels.
In order to have the Jamboree, water levels would need to be at 3245 feet to provide a sufficient riding area. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will be trying to get the lake elevation down to 3260 by October 1, which is the normal full pool of the lake during the winter, leaving no riding areas for the Jamboree.
Chris Vail, Chairperson of the ATV Jamboree at Lake McConaughy said: “The Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce, organizers of this event, and the committee members of the ATV Jamboree at Lake McConaughy are disappointed that we will not hold the 2015 Jamboree, however, the water levels managed by Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, are not anticipated to reach a level that will provide the sandy beaches needed for the riders.”
During this annual event is the only time ATVs are allowed on the beaches at Lake McConaughy. The Jamboree typically has a riding area on the beaches stretching from Little Thunder Campground to Sandy Beach. The Jamboree takes place two times a year with an event in the spring and fall.
Event coordinators are planning to organize a fall ATV Jamboree in 2016.