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Kites and Castles Set for July 27 at Lake McConaughy

LINCOLN, Neb. – Try your hand at sand sculpting and visit Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA) on July 27 for the 24th annual Kites and Castles event.

This sculpting contest will take place on the white sands of Sandy Beach. Participants may register at kitesandcastles.com or on the beach at 11 a.m. on July 27. Sculpting begins at noon, judging at 4 p.m. and the awards dinner and dance at 5 p.m. at Admiral’s Cove. Trophies and prizes will be awarded.

Join others on the beach for the rest of the day flying a kite. Make a weekend of it and camp, boat or fish at Lake McConaughy or Lake Ogallala SRA.

There is no registration fee for the event but a park entry permit is required. For more information about Kites and Castles, call 800-658-4390.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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