Calamus State Recreation Area

42285 York Point Rd., Burwell, NE 68823
(308) 346-5666

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The Calamus State Recreation Area is an oasis in the Sandhills near Burwell. Windsurf on a 5,123-acre lake, float on an inner tube down the Calamus River or take a tour of one of the state’s five fish hatcheries. The lake is famous among anglers for its wipers and white bass. Giant catfish and big pike are found, too. Pleasure boating, waterskiing and sailing are among the other pursuits enjoyed here. Follow Highway 96 northwest of Burwell to find the lake.