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Harlan County Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
70788 Corps Road A
Republican City, NE 68971

Phone: 308-799-2105
Fax: 308-799-5075

Office Hours

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Harlan County Lake News Releases

Corps-managed campgrounds begin orderly shutdown
3/20/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As America confronts the challenges of Coronavirus disease 2019, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest...
Corps of Engineers taking precautions, Visitor Centers closed
3/13/2020
Due to health precautions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), all Kansas City District Visitor Centers are closed. Safety is our number one priority. Nothing is more important than the safety of our...

Welcome to Harlan County Lake

Follow CDC guidelines, even when outdoors. We are not staffed to maintain/clean lake & park areas. Be cautious about touching anything. Sanitize and wash often. Practice social distancing.
To protect against the further spread of the Coronavirus all USACE-managed campgrounds have begun an orderly shutdown and will be closed indefinitely. Individuals with paid reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Do not attempt to contact Recreation.gov to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged.
We are taking precautions and have closed our Visitor Center effective March 13, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide timely updates regarding other potential facility closures at our lakes on our websites and/or social sites.
Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
Natural Resource management efforts at Harlan County Lake focus on maintaining and enhancing natural ecosystems. Click on the Natural Resources link in the "Here at Harlan County" section below.
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park ranger at Rathbun Lake applies temporary tattoos to children who were “caught” wearing their life jackets. The tattoos carried a safety message reminding children to wear their life jackets when in or near the water. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo.

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Hunter Cove & Methodist Cove 1-May thru 30-Sep

Gremlin Cove, North & South Outlet, East Gremlin

Cedar Point - 15-May thru 15-Sep

More information including reservations,

site prices, and park maps can be found in the

camping section in Outdoor recreation.

The Harlan County Lake is regulated by Title 36 CRF 327 governing public use of Corps of Engineers water resources development projects.  For a list of all rules and regulations please reference this link.

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