Truman Lake, MO

Truman Lake Fishing

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Truman Lake is nationally known for its excellent crappie and largemouth bass fishing. The 55,600 acre reservoir is fed by four major rivers and several smaller streams, creating a broad degree of diversity within the reservoir. Over 8,800 acres of timber were left standing in the lake to improve aq... continue

Truman Lake Hunting

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Truman Lake offers many opportunities for a variety of game. White-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail, duck and geese are favorites among sportsmen. Most project land is open to hunting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, with the exception of developed parks, the project ad... continue

Truman Lake Camping

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Campers will find twelve campgrounds conveniently located around the shoreline of Truman Lake. The campgrounds at Truman Lake are some of the finest in the nation. Campgrounds typically contain paved roads, shower buildings, laundry facilities, level campsites - many with electrical hookups, fire ri... continue

Truman Lake Trails

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The landscape is a mix of trees and natural grasslands that is very characteristic of Missouri's western Ozarks. Dry and very open oak woodlands cover much of the park with bands of rocky prairies intermingled on slopes facing to the south and west. In this, Harry S Truman State Park is a prime exam... continue

Truman Lake Equestrian

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Trail riders will find nearly 50 miles of developed trails to explore at Truman Lake. The most extensive trail system is located adjacent to Berry Bend Equestrian Campground. There is approximately 37 miles of trail leading from Berry Bend Equestrian Campground. The trail is divided into two ... continue

Truman Lake ORV Areas

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Cooper Creek Off-Road Vehicle Area is located south of Clinton, Missouri near the town of Deepwater. The area is designated for off road vehicle use including dirt bikes, all terrain vehicles, and dune buggies. Large vehicles such as pick-ups and jeeps are prohibited. Only motorized vehicles can uti... continue

About Truman Lake

Truman Lake, Missouri
Located on the Prairie-Ozark border, Truman Reservoir offers an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. Tugged hills, scenic river bluffs and hardwood forests offer some of the best scenery in the state. The 56,000-acre lake offers water sportsmen ample area to pursue their interests, and more than 100,000 acres of project land surrounds the lake allocated for outdoor recreation activites such as hunting, hiking, and horseback riding. Overnight accomodations, services and supplies are available at commercial concessions on the lake and in nearby communtiies. Park areas on Truman Reservoir offer a variety of recreation facilities including boat launching ramps, campgrounds, picnic areas, and beaches.

Harry S. Truman Dam, located on the Osage River about 1 1/2 miles northwest of Warsaw, Missouri regulates water flow to produce hydroelectric power for the Southwest Power Administration. Six turbine-generator units transform the energy of moving water into electrical energy. Water in the reservoir is channeled through gigantic intake tubes where it makes the blades of the turbines spin in propeller-like fasion spinning huge coils of wire inside the generators.

A visitor center, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is located on top of Kaysinger Bluff and offers a panoramic view of the lake. Interpretive displays explain the area's history, wildlife and archaeology, as well as the practical functions of the lake.

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