Burwell Area / Garfield County Convention & Visitors Bureau
404 Grand Avenue [P.O. Box 131], Burwell NE 68823, 308-346-5210 / 888-328-7935


Pitching a tent or pulling in with your RV? You will find facilities suited for either in the Burwell area. From primitive to fully modern accommodations, you will find facilities that offer hard-surfaced pads and electrical hookups, hot showers and dump stations. Camgrounds are available for day use or long-term camping. Visitors to the Burwell area have a variety of options to choose from.

Burwell City Park North 7th Avenue 308.346.4509
Calamus Lodge 46358 828th Road 308.346.4331
Calamus State Recreation Area 42285 York Point Road 308.346.5666 or 402.471.1414
D & C Calamus West 45538 Hwy 96 308.214.0013
Kamp Kaleo on the River 46872 Willow Springs Road 308.346.5083
Willow Springs RV Park & Campground 46854 Willow Springs Road 308.750.1364
91 Pines Campground Hwy 91 (6 miles west of Burwell) 308.214.0198
Calamus State Recreation Area

RV and primitive camping are offered at the Calamus State Recreation Area with 122 modern camping pads with electrical hookups and 55 non-pad sites available at four sites within the Calamus State Recreation Area for visitors to enjoy. The campgrounds at Nunda Shoals and Homestead Knolls feature modern restrooms, showers, dump station and water. You will also find unsupervised swimming beaches, 5 boat ramps, vault toilets, picnic tables and fish cleaning stations. All campers must register for their overnight stay and reservations are accepted.

The Calamus State Recreation Area allows you to enjoy the solitude and peacefulness of the area. The beaches are clean and great for swimming, lounging and relaxing in the sun. Both motorized and non-motorized boating is allowed on the reservoir and the excellent fishing opportunities from the shore or a boat will appease any fish lover. The Calamus area offers abundant wildlife viewing opportunities, including nesting bald eagles, and great hunting opportunities for grouse, pheasant, deer, mourning doves, cottontail and waterfowl in season. There are extinct town sites such as Valleyview that were founded in the early 1900s on the railroad grade of the never to be completed Lincoln and Black Hills Railroad. The 5,123 acre Calamus lake is available to all water lovers!

Map of Calamus Campgrounds [pdf]
Enlarged map of Homestead Knolls Campground [pdf]
Enlarged map of Nunda Shoals Campground [pdf]