Alan J. Bartels

Scenic Dundy County is known as the “Cornerstone of Nebraska.” Local history is preserved at the One-room Schoolhouse and Cornerstone Museums in Haigler. Highway 34 and Porter Ave. (308) 297-3226.

Anglers hook bass, catfish and perch at Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area near Parks. Camping, picnicking and non-gas boats are allowed. Trout grow big at Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery. To find the hatchery and lake take Highway 34 to Parks and follow the signs. (308) 423-2080.

Sage Hill Winery is a mile downstream of the lake. The arid climate produces fruit with unique flavors. (308) 423-9463.

The unincorporated community of Max is big on fish fry suppers in November, January and March. (308) 234-2712.

The Dundy County Museum in Benkelman flavors history with its soda fountain. 522 Arapahoe St. (308) 423-5454.

The Dundy County Fair in July features Benkelman’s community-owned carnival. (308) 423-2365.

Learn more by contacting the Dundy County Visitors Committee at (308) 423-2365.

Discover Activities in Dundy County

  • Sage Hill Winery

    Sage Hill Winery is a mile downstream of Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area. The arid climate produces hearty fruit with unique flavors. Mule deer are often seen sauntering ...

  • Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area

    Angler hook yellow perch, channel catfish and largemouth bass at Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area, located 10 miles northwest of Benkelman. This 50-acre lake offers opportunities for boating, canoeing ...

  • Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery

    Northwest of Benkelman, the Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery is open to the public. Hybrid tiger trout leap from ponds to catch handfuls of chow tossed by visitors. The ...

  • Dub Drive-In

    Steve and Tammy Buffington's Dub Drive-In is a fast-food institution in Benkelman. More than 150 high school students have worked here over the past 21 years....