rivers (the North Loup and the Calamus) and two highways
(U.S. 183 and State Hwy 91) are vital to the county.
Both rivers are scenic at all times of the year. The
name "calamus" is a translation of the Dakota
Indian name, Sinke-ta-wot (food for the muskrat) which
was their name for the sweet flag of calamus plant
growing along the river banks. The name may also be
found in the Bible.
The Calamus Reservoir & State Recreation Area
is the most beautiful boating and fishing lake the
Sandhills has to offer! White sand beaches, modern
boat ramps, and prize fishing makes this one of the
states most family friendly vacation destinations.
Several campgrounds accomodate RV parking and tenting
needs. The recreation area includes ample opportunities
for hunting, bird watching, hiking, etc.