Calamus SRA, NE

Calamus offers prime fishing and camping in the heart of the Sandhills, 6 miles NW of Burwell. The modern campgrounds have 122 pads with 30/50 amp electrical hookups, plus 55 non-pad sites, modern restrooms, showers, dump station and water. Other facilities include: Unsupervised swimming...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Aug 27 2015   Later Dates

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Office Hours:
Memorial Day - Labor Day: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week. All other dates office is open Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite. An extra tent may be used for dependant children only. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours. Pets are allowed, but they must be kept on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. Campers staying over must re-register by 2 p.m. Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 2 p.m. Campers must vacate their campsite no later than 2:00 p.m. on the date the camping reservation or registration expires. All persons entering the campground after 10 p.m. must be registered campers. Upon arrival, campers MUST have their camping equipment and be prepared to set up.

When a reservation is made one year to the date in advance, the arrival date must remain the same within that reservation. No cancellation of that arrival date is allowed.
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Calamus SRA TENT HIKE-IN 8
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Calamus SRA TENT HIKE-IN 8
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Calamus SRA SHELTER 32 Accessible
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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HOMESTEAD KNOLLS STANDARD 8 50 Back-In
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HOMESTEAD KNOLLS STANDARD 8 Accessible 50 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Calamus offers prime fishing and camping in the heart of the Sandhills, 6 miles NW of Burwell. The modern campgrounds have 122 pads with 30/50 amp electrical hookups, plus 55 non-pad sites, modern restrooms, showers, dump station and water. Other facilities include: Unsupervised swimming beach, 5 boat ramps, vault toilets, picnic tables and fish cleaning stations. The area encompasses 11,720 acres, including the 5,124-acre lake.
Calamus Reservoir SRA offers some of the state's finest recreational opportunities. Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, sightseeing and hunting are all popular here. The 5,124-acre lake is surrounded by 4,958 acres of gently rolling land, covered with native grasses and forbs. About 1.2 miles of the Calamus River and 3.5 miles of other streams meander through the area.
Another highlight is a trip to the Calamus State Fish Hatchery, located below the dam. The hatchery has self-guided tours and displays on raising fish and other topics.

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GROUP AREA

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

SHELTER

Thu Aug 28 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

TENT HIKE-IN

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 29 2014 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock Slips
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing River
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Grills
  • Group Picnicking
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PARK LAKE
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Rentals, Canoe
  • Rentals, Fishing Equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail,Supplies
  • SWIMMING, PARK LAKE
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Golfing
  • MAINTENANCE, BOAT
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
Within 10 Miles
  • Cabins
  • Canoe Rental
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)
  • Laundry
  • Motel
  • Outfitter
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Historic Sites - Fort Hartsuff SHP
  • Horse Rentals
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Restaurant
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $7.00 non-refundable on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to the park where the reservation is held.

A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. Additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
TENT HIKE-IN $8.00-$19.00
STANDARD $19.00-$20.00
SHELTER $19.00-$40.00
GROUP AREA $19.00-$29.00
Walk In Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Apr 30 2015
TENT HIKE-IN $8.00-$15.00
STANDARD $13.00-$15.00
SHELTER $15.00-$40.00
GROUP AREA $15.00-$29.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
TENT HIKE-IN $8.00-$19.00
STANDARD $19.00-$20.00
SHELTER $19.00-$40.00
GROUP AREA $19.00-$29.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
The Calamus SRA is located 6 miles NW on HWY #96 from the West edge of Burwell
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Calamus SRA
HC 79 Box 20L
Burwell  NE  68823-9803

Phone Number:

Project Office: (308) 346-5666
Additional Information