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Calamus Reservoir (Virginia Smith Dam), NE

Bureau of Reclamation

Overview

Virginia Smith Dam (formerly called Calamus Dam) and Calamus Reservoir, North Loup Division, P-SMBP, are on the Calamus River in Nebraska. Recreation at the site is managed for the Bureau of Reclamation by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Fishing season is year round. Available species include walleye, wiper, white bass, northern pike, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and crappie. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing moderate fluctuations. The reservoir has 5,142 water surface acres, 6404 land acres and 31 miles of shoreline. Current reservoir level.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HUNTING
  • PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • WATER SPORTS

Address:

NE Game and Parks Commission
HC79, Box 20L
Burwell,NE,68823-9803
Phone: 308-346-5666
Email: calamus@ngpc.ne.gov

Directions:

Site is 5 miles northwest of Burwell. Nearest highway is Nebraska 91.

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