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Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area

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Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area

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chris w wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had a wonderful weekend at the Reservoir. The water was down enough to have amazing sandy beaches and perfect water.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jjjaxn wrote a review Aug 2020
Omaha, Nebraska, United States9 contributions
Who knew this gem was in Nebraska? I Googled swimming beaches in Nebraska and Voila! Huge lake - all sand bottom. Great for fishing, watercraft activities and clean sand swimming beaches. Beautiful slice of American Pie to view. Bring your camera.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Abby wrote a review Jul 2020
United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
Calamus is magical! Not too much beach in late June while the water is still high, but York Point was great and beachy. We spent a whole afternoon under the cottonwoods and had a lovely time. Thanks to the Parks Department!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Cynthia F wrote a review Jun 2020
Seward, Nebraska24 contributions5 helpful votes
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The positive: 1) Based on another review I saw here, we decided to tent camp at Valley View campground. We arrived Thursday evening and had no problems finding a spot. By Friday afternoon, most but not all tent spots were taken. 2) It was easy to put our kayaks in using the boat ramp and we saw plenty of big fish near the shorelines in the tree areas. 3) There are flush toilets and pay showers (50 cents worth was enough time for me and I do both shampoo and conditioner) that were cleaned daily when we were there. There are also the usual vault toilets. (I wish Nebraska Game and Parks could add more flush showers and toilets across all the parks. Many don’t have them.) 4) There is a hydrant with really cold and good water for drinking/ cooking. 5) The area is beautiful and the weather was great (June 25-28). 6) The campsite we chose had both a fire pit and a grill. The negatives: 1) The camp hosts was very on top of the new arrivals, and they were helpful. Because of this, we were hopeful there would be good enforcement of quiet hours. This was not the case. Friday evening a large group of college-aged people as well as a couple smaller groups of older campers were up late and were loud. Certain campers allowed their dogs to bark all day and during the night. A drunk kid burst into our campfire area around 10 pm and scared me pretty badly. He was quickly drug away by a friend as the kid was in my face mumbling and reaching out to grab me, and as my husband was getting ready to clock the kid. We didn’t report the incident because they ran off and we didn’t know where to even say they went. 2) We drove into each campground area and only saw one beach where people were swimming and there were so many we opted not to swim. I think next time I’ll ask the camp hosts or a game warden where all the beaches I’ve heard about are located. :). I’m sure there are more. It’s a big lake. The positives outweighed the negatives and we will be returning later this summer.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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mrstneb wrote a review Oct 2019
Omaha, Nebraska13 contributions3 helpful votes
We've stayed here a few summers now. We love tenting at the valleyview flats campground because we can set our tent up right by the water and it's a quick walk to carry our kayaks to the boat launch. It's also on the back half of the lake so no wake which is better for our kayaks. We love taking our kayaks into the trees to catch some great fish. Newer bathroom and coin showers. Vault toilet closer to the water.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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