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Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area

42254 Hatchery Rd, Burwell, NE 68823-5412
+1 308-346-5666
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This lake is great for a stay with the family or with friends. My friends and I went camping and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bryce D
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Amazing views and wildlife

What a beautiful reservoir situated admist the Sandhills. The wildlife was abundant and definitely... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Patti P
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42254 Hatchery Rd, Burwell, NE 68823-5412
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This lake is great for a stay with the family or with friends. My friends and I went camping and went tubing on the lake. It was very calm and clean and provided tons of beach space. I love this lake!

Thank Bryce D
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful reservoir situated admist the Sandhills. The wildlife was abundant and definitely worth a visit. We visited in early April from NJ but if we lived closer I have no doubt we would be taking advantage of the awesome camping sites which overlook...More

Thank Patti P
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you want lots of space and sandy beaches, this is the place. Only negative is no marina but there are good places to eat nearby.

Thank Stephanie E
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lovely white sandy beaches. Plenty of space for fishing, waterskiing, and many water activities. Numerous camping sites which it would be wise to make a reservation. Highly recommend for a great getaway. Will need a Nebraska park permit to launch boat.

2  Thank lindakaysheppard
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We haven't been up to the lake for a few years. We camped at Nunda Shoals campground and found a great spot. Close enough to the lake to walk to the nice sand beach area. There are enough roadways to take a good walk or...More

Thank Got2GoCamping
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The lake was wonderful. It has soft sandy beaches. It was heaven. The camp spots fill up fast. Make reservations.

1  Thank jofdonner
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Kids always have fun playing in the water. Great place to get away. Has fishing and camp sites too. Roads to get to the resort are not the best around. But over all a good place to have some fun. Everything is very well maintained.

Thank William C
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The road around the reservoir is about 30 miles long with lots of side roads in to the edge of the water. Some areas require a permit. Plentiful bird life on the water and the shore. Looks good for fishing but I did not try.

Thank Roy K
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you like camping and the great outdoors, this is a good place to go. I did some birdwatching and hiking here. Pelicans were present during the fall (September).

Thank Andi55_13
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Calamus reservoir is a beautiful lake in Central Nebraska. The white sand beaches are absolutely incredible! We stayed at the Nunda Shoals campground (operated by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission). There is another campground across the lake, Homestead Knoll, but when we drove through...More

1  Thank Nebraska O
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Sandra H
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Response from Roy K | Reviewed this property |
There is accommodation at Calamus Outfitters which is very close tot he reservoir.
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