A small community in Salt Creek and Scott Townships in Lincoln County, Barnard is 10 miles north and 6 miles east of Lincoln. A quiet community now, Barnard was once home to the Barnard line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroads. The Gurley Salt Marsh, near Barnard, is open for public access for hunting, hiking, birdwatching, etc. between March 2 and August 31. Hunting only is permitted from September 1 to March 1.