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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch, muskie, wiper and northern pike at Calamus Reservoir in Nebraska.

Calamus Reservoir, NE

A very popular place for outdoor activities in Nebraska is centered around the friendly waters of Calamus Reservoir. This 5,200-acre lake in found in the sandhills area, in central Nebraska, within Calamus State Recreation Area.

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Calamus Reservoir, located near Burwell, Nebraska, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering approximately 5,000 acres, this picturesque reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities. Calamus Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a prime spot for anglers of all skill levels. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, crappie, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the reservoir's submerged structures, rocky points, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

While this area offers camping, hiking and picnicking, the lake is the draw and provides for some great boating and fishing. Walleye, white bass and catfish are the primary targets here, but there is plenty of bass, sunfish, muskie and northern pike fishing here as well. A store, fishing tackle, boat rentals, and bar and grill are all located near the lake for your convenience.

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Primary fish species residing in Calamus Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Calamus Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Calamus Reservoir is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the reservoir's calm waters, taking in the stunning views and peaceful ambiance. The reservoir allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an exhilarating water sports adventure, Calamus Reservoir offers an enjoyable boating experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Husker Marine Sport Shop
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoons
308 346-4410

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Buckshot Bay Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off S Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Homestead Knolls Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Nunda Shoal Campground Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, southwest side, off S Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Valleyview Flat Campground
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Highway 96, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping options are available near Calamus Reservoir, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The reservoir provides several campgrounds with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Calamus Reservoir provides the opportunity to wake up to serene reservoir views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Calamus Reservoir SRA Campground - 308 346-5666

Homestead Knolls Campground - 308 346-5666

Nunda Shoal Campground - 308 346-5666

Valley View Flat Campground - 308 346-5666

Calamus Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Calamus Reservoir
Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area
42285 York Point Rd
Burwell, NE 68823
308 346-5666


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Calamus Reservoir in Nebraska.

Fishing at Calamus Reservoir, in Nebraska.

Walleye, white bass and catfish fishing in central NE.