With three 18-hole courses in the Scottsbluff-Gering area alone, golfers are never far from the links. Riverview and Monument Shadows are public 18-hole courses while the Scotts Bluff Country Club has a private 18-hole golf course.
When the world’s foremost sports outfitter calls your backyard home, you know you’ve arrived at a hunting and fishing mecca. Cabela’s Sporting Goods began as a small family business in Sidney, Neb., and has emerged as a world-renowned sportsman’s outfitter. Since its flagship store is located just 70 miles from Scottsbluff, its products are tested in the wild lands and waters of western Nebraska.
Hunters and fisherman from around the world have discovered the panhandle’s crystal clear air, rugged terrain, lush prairie, and bountiful lakes and streams. Deer, wild turkey, antelope, various birds, and waterfowl are plentiful.
You probably wouldn’t expect to see sandy beaches in western Nebraska but that’s exactly what you’ll find. The 2,100 acre Lake Minatare is just 10 miles from Scottsbluff and features both primitive and modern campgrounds, boat ramps and docks, and plenty of room for motorized boating, jet skies, and sailing.