Lake McConaughy is a Boater's Paradise

Whether you have your own boat or you’re interested in renting one, Van’s is just the place you are looking for.

For those without a boat, Van’s rents 18 foot aluminum fishing boats with 25 hp motors. Pontoon boats are also available for rent with 40 hp motors. Rental boats also include a depth finder/fish locator. Sorry skiers, there are no ski boats or jet skis for rent.

If you’re not in the mood to do it yourself, we have a tug service available as well.  Our concrete ramp is useable at this time.  Check back often for updates. 


Tug service is available during store hours.

Lake McConaughy is a Boater's Paradise

Van’s Lakeview

There is gas available at the general store and at the marina on the water. We carry five major brands of oil, Champion spark plugs, shear pins, starter ropes, anchors, life jackets, ski vests, ski flags and many other boating items.

**NEW FOR 2016**  Nebraska now requires a Aquatic Invasive Species stamp on all boats that are not registered in Nebraska.  The $15 annual fee can be purchased at Van’s.

2017 Boat Launching Prices


 All prices are round trip and based on customer pulling boat to loading area


18’ Length & Under…$16.00

18 1/2’ to 21’ Length…$18.00

Over 21’ Length…$20.00


One-way same price as round trip.


Rates may change with water level fluctuations.

2017 Boat Rental Prices


18’ Aluminum Boats with 25 hp Motors

Rates per Day + Gas…$125.00

Minimum Rate + Gas…$90.00*

Holiday Rate + Gas...$150.00*

(Minimum rates for walk-ins only. Based on 5 hours or less.)*


Pontoons with 40 hp Motors

Rates per Day + Gas…$295.00

Minimum Rate + Gas…$200.00*

Holiday Rate + Gas...$350.00*

(Minimum rates for walk-ins only. Based on 5 hours or less.)*


Life jackets are included in all rentals.

A rental day is from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Down payments required on reserved boats.

All rentals subject to sales tax.

*Minimum rates are not available on weekends and holidays