Social distancing at Lake McConaughy

 The water rolling into the beach at Lake McConaughy. (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)
The water rolling into the beach at Lake McConaughy. (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP) (KNOP)
Published: May. 24, 2020 at 5:16 PM CDT
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Beach goers and campers are having to celebrate the holiday weekend while abiding by social distancing rules.

A Denver, Colorado family visited the lake for the first time. After arriving at their campsite Saturday night, they were made aware of the no tent camping rule by Nebraska Game and Parks.

"Honestly, we didn't have a plan. We just drove. We went to the hotel room and that's where we stayed. We were planning to do a tent. But, it's only RV's right now. It's kind of different and since it's our first time we weren't prepared for it," said family member Jysel.

As a very social person, Jaysel said he's excited to be out-and-about. But, he doesn't like that he can't hang out with other campers.

"Since the COVID-19 started like two months ago or so, we've been adapting ourselves to new rules," said Jaysel. "We came, we cooked, we've been singing, dancing, having fun and playing ball. We would like to say 'hi' to everyone but we can't because we have to have six feet of distance."

Instead of an RV on their paved camping spot, you'd find Jaysel and his family dancing and clapping to Latin flavored music. Even though they're having to abide by an irregular set of rules, they're making the best of their vacation.

"I do recommend you guys to come here. Have fun with your family and spend time. Nature is the best place to be," said Jaysel.

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