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Kayaking at Rock Creek Lake

Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area

Just a short mile or so above the Vineyard. Rated the top lake for largemouth bass in Nebraska, this lake is a great place to picnic, camp, boat, fish, walk, bird watch, or simply rendezvous with a bottle of your favorite wine from Sage Hill.

Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery

Above the lake a couple of miles is Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery. The spring-fed coldwater/warmwater fish hatchery raises rainbow trout, redear sunfish, rock bass, hybrid striped bass, grass carp, and plains top minnows.

 

Kayak Jak's

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Area Attractions

Fishing:

See Sidebars or try Swanson Reservoir near Trenton or Enders Reservoir near Enders.

Hiking and Geocaching:

A short couple of miles to the west is the Mills Ranch road which offers a short driving diversion into Kansas to see the infamous Brakes, a picturesque set of canyons and draws that you climb through to reach the high ground on your way to Saint Francis.

Golfing:

Five golf courses are within a 45-minute drive of Sage Hill including Benkelman Golf Course, Enders Lake Golf Club, Imperial Golf Course, Riverside Recreation (St. Francis, KS), and Wray Golf Course (Wray, CO).

Dining:

Many fine dining establishments can be found less than an hour from Sage Hill. In Benkelman look for Skyline Grill or Zeke's Bar & Grill or Dub Drive In; in Haigler you have both The Country Café and Jakes Place; Big Ed's is in Bird City, Kansas; in Wray choose between Creekside or 4th & Main Downtown Grill; and St. Francis has Park Hill.

Hunting:

There is hunting nearby if you take the time to get to know the local landowners. Look for pheasant, turkey, ducks, geese, and white-tail & mule deer.

Family Entertainment:

Benkelman has a locally owned movie theatre – the Zorn Theater. The Dundy County Fair in Benkelman is a great summer activity. Haigler's popular annual events include the Bluegrass Festival at summer's end and the Tumbleweed Festival. During the summer a short drive will bring you to the Beecher Island Battlefield and Rendezvous. So whether you're kayaking Rock Creek Lake or on the Wine Trail, start or end your trip at Sage Hill Vineyard & Winery.