The History of Calamus Outfitters

Calamus Outfitters owner Bruce Switzer on the Switzer ranch with his trusty dog Credit: Joel Sartore
Calamus Outfitters is a family owned business providing outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages. Activities such as bird watching, upland bird hunting, deer hunting, tubing, tanking and swimming in the Calamus river, and photography is also available for your enjoyment.

A fourth generation cattle operation, Calamus Outfitters is located on the Switzer Ranch, and it is located in the north central Nebraska Sandhills. Blessed with abundant native grasses and ample underground and surface water, the Switzer ranch is truly located in "God's Cow Country".

A campfire in the early evening being enjoyed by kids and adults alike
Calamus Outfitters is located in the beautiful Calamus River basin in north central Nebraska. This winding river is a great way to cool down during the heat of a Nebraska summer.

Because the Calamus River runs through the Switzer ranch, we have access to provide for your total family enjoyment great river canoeing adventures, along with river tanking and river tubing.