Garfield County is located south of Holt County in central Nebraska. Burwell, population 1,200, is its largest town and county seat. It’s located about 86 miles north of Kearney. The county is named after former U.S. President James Garfield.
Garfield County is home to outdoor adventure and Western fun. The Calamus State Recreation Area is a mecca for fishing and boating. The nearby Calamus River is a popular destination for tubing and tanking in summer. Each July, Nebraska’s Big Rodeo kicks up its heels in Burwell.
For more information contact the Garfield County Convention & Visitors Bureau at visitburwell.org or (308) 346-5210.