Hale (1890, 3,600 feet) is distinguished by the antiquated frame general store, where the clerk presides primarily over fishing gear. Because of its isolated location, high winds, intense summer heat, and sudden storms, the tourism expected to follow completion of Bonny Dam (1951, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) never arrived. Bonny Reservoir State Park, 2 miles west of Hale at the confluence of the south fork of the Republican River and Landsman Creek, is surrounded by a natural area and a state recreation area that include camping and picnic facilities and an airstrip.
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