the Excitement


when you make your escape to the Burwell and Calamus Lake area – in the heart of Nebraska’s Sandhills!

Whether you’re relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Calamus Lake, watching the excitement of Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, experiencing a guided hunting or fishing trip with one of our Outfitters, or enjoying the warm hospitality at one of our many unique restaurants, you’ll love your adventure in the Burwell area.

Trip Ideas for Summer


Canoeing on the Calamus


Play a round at the beautiful Calamus Golf Course


Try your hand at horseback riding with our many outfitters.
The Calamus Lake and River are perfect for your outdoor adventures. The entire area offers opportunities for boating, tubing, tanking, fishing, bird watching, camping, hiking, picnicking, and wind surfing.

Get Out and Play!

Family Fun
Calamus Lake
Calamus River
Historic Sites & Museums

Experience the Excitement
Explore the History
Relax in the Tranquility

Whether you’re in town for an afternoon or a weekend vacation, the Burwell Area / Garfield County Visitors Bureau is here to help. We’ll help with lodging and dining options or the scenic route from one place to another. Not too sure what there is to do in Burwell? We can help with lots of ideas. Feel free to contact us!

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

The excitement returns July 24-27, 2024 as professional contestants from near and far show off their talents at the historic Rodeo Grounds in Burwell.

Visitor Guide

Features maps with landmarks, accommodations, events, and recreation opportunities — all in a convenient brochure.