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Calamus Golf Course
Calamus Golf Course
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The Calamus Golf Course is located in the Calamus River Valley 6 miles Northwest of Burwell Nebraska 1 mile from the Calamus Reservoir. It features fully watered bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens. Other numerous challenges include large water hazards and deep grass bunkers.

82796 Whitetail Lane, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-5559
http://calamusgolf.com/
Calamus Outfitters, LLC

Calamus Outfitters is a family owned business providing outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages. Activities such as bird watching, upland bird hunting, deer hunting, tubing, tanking and swimming in the Calamus river, horseback riding and photography are available for your enjoyment.

83720 Valleyview Avenue, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-4697
Creekside at Calamus West

Creekside at Calamus West is right alongside the Calamus River in Nebraska’s beautiful Sandhills. The area offers fantastic opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, with a 5,123-acre lake and miles of surrounding land to hike, hunt, fish, camp, and bird-watch.
​Creekside is just 12 miles North on Highway 183 and 2 miles East on Highway 96 of Taylor in Loup County. Eighteen miles southeast of Creekside is the thriving community of Burwell, home to Nebraska’s largest rodeo held annually in July. After enjoying a few days on the Calamus Reservoir/River, you may want to travel into town. There you can schedule a tee time in the morning at Calamus Golf Course, do a little shopping in the afternoon, or catch a movie in the evening.
​No matter the activity, you will enjoy your time at the Calamus and Scenic Loup River Valley!

Welcome to Creekside at Calamus West! We have everything you need to camp, relax, and enjoy the area:
-- C-Store
-- Grill & Baked Goods
-- Adult Beverages
-- 24-Hour Vending
-- Park Permits
-- Hunting & Fishing Licenses
-- Fishing Tackle/Bait
-- Firewood & Ice
We are a family-owned business and we delight in providing excellent service for your camping and outdoor needs!

45538 Highway 96, Taylor, NE 68879
308-346-4644
DT’s Mini-Mart LLC
DT’s Mini-Mart LLC

BRONZE LEVEL CHAMBER BUSINESS PARTNER

Convenience Store with Auto Fuel, food and liquor, fishing bait and other hunting/fishing supplies.

107 G Street, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-4699
Ericson Lake Association, Inc.
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At the Gateway to the Sandhills in Ericson, Nebraska, Lake Ericson and the surrounding area offers the finest sandhills beauty to be found. The serenity of nature at Lake Ericson offers lazy afternoon strolls, exciting fishing expeditions, some of the best waterfowl hunting as well as spectacular monitoring of Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Whooping Cranes, and River Otter.

An old carousel was converted to a picnic shelter many years ago, and marks the entry to the lake. The lake offers a boat ramp which allows all types of boats and pontoons. Lake Ericson is a NO-WAKE lake.

The lake has an excellent beach and swimming area. On the south end of the lake is the dam. In the area of the dam are various fishing holes that are always producing some of the largest fish caught in the state. Additionally, the lake hosts a handicapped fishing access dock and several new picnic and camping areas. We welcome you to check out this site for more details.

49147 Pothast Road, Ericson, NE 68637
402-326-5886
Lake Ericson Website
Garfield County Frontier Fair Assoc./Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

Welcome to Nebraska's Big Rodeo

Rodeo returns to Burwell this year much as it did in 1921 when Homer C. Stokes started the town's first-ever rodeo in 1921 with wild horse race, bronc riding and calf roping.

The facilities at Nebraska's Big Rodeo are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, so care is taken to try and keep the event very similar to the way it was presented in the 1920's. The facilities boast one of the largest outdoor rodeo areas in the world, so the rodeo committee tries to use it to it's fullest potential.

Few rodeo shows offer action both on the track and in the arena simultaneously. Events like clown acts, the dinner bell derby, a mounted flag presentation and much more may be happening at the same time as regular events take place in the arena. Many visitors say they must return just to see what they missed the first time.

Nebraska's Big Rodeo and the Garfield County Fair feature facilities which capture the rustic charm and importance of the annual event. The rodeo and fair are held each year on a sprawling 40 acres of grounds, and have plenty of room to accommodate the growing needs of such a popular event. Features of the facility are:

· One of the world's largest outdoor arenas.
· 3/4 mile track surrounding the arena.
· Original covered grandstands built by the Garfield County Ag Society.
· Ten bucking chutes, roping chutes, newly installed pens and sorting corrals.
· Outdoor dance pavilion.
· 4-H Extension building, animal exhibits and barns, and continuous youth shows.
· An established midway with permanent stands and a large community building.
· Nostalgic ticket office and booths.
· Centrally located on Highway 11, near the City of Burwell.
· Beautiful grounds which are recognized throughout the country and which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

P.O. Box 711, Burwell, NE 68823
(308) 346-4092 or (308) 346-5205
Garfield County Historical Society & Museum
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Over 30 rooms of history and artifacts!

737 H Street, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-4307
Gracie Creek Cabin at Calamus Lake

The Gracie Creek Cabin is located at the northwest end of the Calamus Lake in the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills. Gracie Creek’s flow is fed by springs from the Ogallala aquifer, and the cabin looks down on the creek as it passes into the Calamus Lake. With 2,300 square feet, 6 bedrooms (9 queen or full beds), and 3 full bathrooms, Gracie Creek Cabin is ideal for a multi party vacation.

The Cabin is perfectly located for easy access to the Calamus lake for boating or water play. It’s also adjacent to the Calamus River for a day of canoeing, tubing, or tanking through the sandhills! Every season has an appeal: bird watching (prairie chickens, bald eagles, pelicans, etc.), hunting (deer, duck, pheasant, dove, quail, goose), horseback riding, lake and river activities and of course Nebraska’s Big Rodeo every July. Also, Gracie Creek Cabin is directly next to the Calamus Outfitters for easy activity arrangements. Find the Calamus Outfitters at www.calamusoutfitters.com.

402-980-4152
Gracie Creek Cabin Website
Homestead Knolls Sports Center

Homestead Knolls Sports Center is a C-store and restaurant. We have bait, tackle, ice, fuel, groceries, permits and most of your needs while camping at the Calamus Reservoir.

46219 Highway 96, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-5695
Husker Marine Sport Shop, LLC

BRONZE LEVEL SUSTAINING BUSINESS MEMBER.
We are located at the Calamus Lake! We have tubes, ropes, skis, wake boards, knee board, pop, beer, ice, fuel, and lots of fishing gear!

46269 Highway 96 Burwell, Nebraska 68823
(308) 346-4410
Kamp Kaleo on the River

Kamp Kaleo is a nature-filled oasis of quiet and serenity located in central Nebraska on the southeastern edge of the beautiful Sandhills region. The camp sits right on the banks of the scenic North Loup River, just outside of Burwell, home of Nebraska’s largest rodeo (on Nebraska Highway 11, a designated Scenic Byway).

In addition to summer church camps, Kamp Kaleo is also a wonderful place to hold your church, corporate board of directors, civic or any other type of retreat. And it’s a great place to have your family reunion.

46872 Willow Springs Road, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-5083
Lake Ericson Association
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At the Gateway to the Sandhills in Ericson, Nebraska, Lake Ericson and the surrounding area offers the finest sandhills beauty to be found. The serenity of nature at Lake Ericson offers lazy afternoon strolls, exciting fishing expeditions, some of the best waterfowl hunting as well as spectacular monitoring of Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Whooping Cranes, and River Otter.

An old carousel was converted to a picnic shelter many years ago, and marks the entry to the lake. The lake offers a boat ramp which allows all types of boats and pontoons. Lake Ericson is a NO-WAKE lake.

The lake has an excellent beach and swimming area. On the south end of the lake is the dam. In the area of the dam are various fishing holes that are always producing some of the largest fish caught in the state. Additionally, the lake hosts a handicapped fishing access dock and several new picnic and camping areas.

49147 Pothast, Ericson, NE 68637
308-750-0426
www.lakeericson.com
Longhorn Lanes & Sports Club

Longhorn Lanes is proud to promote a great atmosphere perfect for family entertainment. Available for birthday parties and a place to go for great coverage of sporting events. For questions about open bowling times, or to set up a party, call Longhorn Lanes at (308) 346-4483.

310 S. Highway 11, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-4483
Loup Rivers Scenic Byway
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Traveling 150 miles from Wood River to Dunning along Nebraska Highways 11 and 91, the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway follows the river valleys of the Loup Basin to the beauty of the Sandhills. Named for three rivers, The North, Middle and South Loup Rivers, that rise from the Ogallala Aquifer deep in the Sandhills, the byway encourages you to slow down and enjoy small town hospitality.

From a stay on a working ranch with a visit to Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, to paddling a designated canoe trail, visiting a local festival, shopping for that special antique or just relaxing and gazing at the stars in some of the darkest skies in North America there’s something for you along the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway.

So instead of zipping past the Heartland of Nebraska on I-80, turn off, take your time and let central Nebraska and the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway put a smile on your face.

807 H Street, P.O. Box 400, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-3393
Out and About Adventures

Enjoy convenient boat rentals at Out and About Adventures.

150 S. Highway 11, Burwell, NE 68823
308-346-4408
Ropin the Sandhills
Ropin the Sandhills
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Call for this year's roping event schedule.

45909 825th Road, Burwell, NE 68823
308-214-0243