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Things To Do

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Things to do at Patterson Harbor

There’s no shortage of fun activities or things to do during your time at Patterson Harbor Marina. The land lovers find solace in hunting trips and ATV trails, while anglers and water enthusiasts alike go fishing, tubing, jet skiing, or relaxing on the sandy shores.

Lake Facts

Harlan County Lake

  • Located between Alma and Republican City, Harlan County Lake is Nebraska’s second largest lake.
  • Harlan County Lake includes 75 miles of shoreline and some of the state’s best and most diverse fishing.
  • More than 500,000 outdoor enthusiasts visit Harlan County Lake each year.
Beach Bar

Beach Bar

Wind down and enjoy a few drinks at our Beach Bar. Try one of our infamous shot skis. There are often events happening at the Beach Bar - check out the Beach Bar page for more details. 



Have some fun in the sun at Patterson Harbor beach. Kids use the swim platform as a “jumping off point” and adults love playing sand volleyball.



Tubing the Republican River from South Outlet Park to Naponee takes approximately 3.5 hours. Tubes are available for rental in the area or you can bring your own. Life jackets are encouraged and advised.

ATV Trails

ATV Trails

ATV enthusiasts love the fact that Patterson Harbor Marina is located directly across from the Cedar Run ATV trail and its 22 challenging miles of terrain. Please note: ATVs are not permitted transportation within Patterson Harbor.



Harlan County Lake is well known for its abundant walleye population. Other popular fish include crappie, wipers, and white bass. In addition to the increasingly popular bow fishing carp, you might also find northern pike, large mouth bass and bluegill on the other end of your fishing line from time to time.



Hunters seek a variety of game including pheasants, whitetail deer, coyotes, fox, ducks, geese, turkeys, quail and rabbits. Birdwatchers enjoy viewing dozens of different species of birds, including pelicans.

Visit the Beach Bar

It's not a party until you show up


(308) 799-4600


12121 Road 3
Republican City, NE 68791

Mailing Address

Patterson Harbor Marina
PO Box 110
Alma, NE 68920
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