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Crescent Lake and Sandhills roads
Sandhills roads can be a little scary for the new traveler to western Nebraska. The sandhills are one of the most unique and untouched areas of the United States which also means that there are not a lot of people living or traveling in the area. Signs are posted along the gravel county road to mark the way.
* travel at speeds no more than 50 mph
* avoid soft sandy shoulders
* fill your tank with gas and take water and food for the day trip - no convenience stores available
* find the visitor's center just past Crescent Lake
* unless snow or rain affects the road, a car can make the trip to Crescent Lake. For trails, an SUV or truck is a good idea.
From Denver - Take I-76 to Sedgewick to get to Oshkosh or I-76 to Big Springs to get to Lewellen.
From Fort Collins - Take I-80 from Cheyenne to Chappell for Oshkosh or Big Springs to Lewellen.
Cabela's original main store in Sidney on I-80.
Big Springs via county road: Exit I-76 and go left/north through the town of Big Springs and continue on the same road to intersection with Hwy 30. Continue across 30 on paved county road for 12 miles to Hwy 26. Turn left and 8 miles will get you to Lewellen or the turn to Lake McConaughy.
Airport: Oshkosh Field located on the south side on Oshkosh on Hwy 26 and Hwy 27.
Local traffic is not used to stopping for sight-seers. Please pull off the road to stop and use flashing lights when stopping. Most land is privately owned - see birding page for public viewing areas.