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Our happy place....

We have been coming to Calamus for years to camp. It is a beautiful lake with nice sand beaches. I... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Sand bottom!

Calamus is one of the few lakes in Nebraska that has a sand bottom. Also the views are amazing... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Grand Island, Nebraska
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been coming to Calamus for years to camp. It is a beautiful lake with nice sand beaches. I would have give it 5 stars but the park no longer enforces all the rules of not parking on the grass or no wake zone....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SEA S
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Calamus is one of the few lakes in Nebraska that has a sand bottom. Also the views are amazing because they don’t allow people to build on the shoreline like most other lakes in NE.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cfserenity230
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This lake is great for a stay with the family or with friends. My friends and I went camping and went tubing on the lake. It was very calm and clean and provided tons of beach space. I love this lake!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bryce D
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful reservoir situated admist the Sandhills. The wildlife was abundant and definitely worth a visit. We visited in early April from NJ but if we lived closer I have no doubt we would be taking advantage of the awesome camping sites which overlook...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Patti P
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

If you want lots of space and sandy beaches, this is the place. Only negative is no marina but there are good places to eat nearby.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Lovely white sandy beaches. Plenty of space for fishing, waterskiing, and many water activities. Numerous camping sites which it would be wise to make a reservation. Highly recommend for a great getaway. Will need a Nebraska park permit to launch boat.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank lindakaysheppard
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We haven't been up to the lake for a few years. We camped at Nunda Shoals campground and found a great spot. Close enough to the lake to walk to the nice sand beach area. There are enough roadways to take a good walk or...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Got2GoCamping
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The lake was wonderful. It has soft sandy beaches. It was heaven. The camp spots fill up fast. Make reservations.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jofdonner
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Kids always have fun playing in the water. Great place to get away. Has fishing and camp sites too. Roads to get to the resort are not the best around. But over all a good place to have some fun. Everything is very well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 486williamc
Reviewed April 16, 2017

The road around the reservoir is about 30 miles long with lots of side roads in to the edge of the water. Some areas require a permit. Plentiful bird life on the water and the shore. Looks good for fishing but I did not try.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Roy K
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June 30, 2017|
Response from Roy K | Reviewed this property |
There is accommodation at Calamus Outfitters which is very close tot he reservoir.