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Osage Lakes Region, Missouri

Water, and plenty of it, is a big part of the appeal in the Osage Lakes Region. Nearly half of the state's impounded waters await visitors here in west-central Missouri. You'll also find generous helpings of history, scenic countryside, state parks and friendly towns.


Whether you're relaxing at a family resort near the water, visiting an art or history musum, or enjoying the scenery along a country road, you'll be glad you visited Missouri's Osage Lakes Region. For vacation fun, it's a "natural".

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Truman State Park Nature Trails

The landscape is a mix of trees and natural grasslands that is very characteristic of Missouri'

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Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art

The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art is the permanent home of the Dunnegan and Wainscott art collections. The wide range of individualistic styles and subjects makes the gallery an ideal place for an "on the spot"

Bolivar, MO Arts

Northward Museum / Polk County Historical Society

The North Ward Museum is housed in the North Ward Elementary School built in 1903 which was purchased by a local family and donated to the Historical Society of Polk County. Hundreds of objects and documents touching on area history are on display and stored in the Museum'

Bolivar, MO Museums

Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Visitors Center

Truman Reservoir in truly a water sports paradise. This tree studded lake is a haven for some of the best fishing in the country. With 55,000 surface acres, there is plenty of open water for your boating and skiing pleasure and beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy the summer sun! The Visitor'

Warsaw, MO Visitors Centers

War Memorials

The Doughboy Statute was erected in 1925 in honor of the Polk County servicemen during 1917-1919. Next to the WWI memorial is a black granite memorial to honor servicemen of All Wars erected in 1996

Bolivar, MO Memorials

Simon Bolivar Statue

Bolivar, the county seat, was laid out by William Jamieson in 1835

Bolivar, MO Arts



Pomme de Terre Fishing

Pomme de Terre Lake is known for its excellent fishing. Good strings of crappie, black bass, white bass, bluegill, and channel cat are commonly taken from the lake. Pomme de Terre Lake is also noted for its muskie fishing. Muskellunge have been stocked in the lake regularly since 1966

, MO Fishing

Truman Fishing

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

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Stockton Lake Campgrounds

Eleven campgrounds are conveniently located around Stockton Lake. Eight are managed by the Corps of Engineers (Cedar Ridge, Crabtree Cove, Hawker Point, Masters, Orleans Trail North, Orleans Trail South, Ruark Bluff East, and Ruark Bluff West); two are operated by marina concessionaires (

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Stockton Lake Boating

Stockton Lake offers great opportunities for the boating and personal watercraft enthusiast. Stockton is known as one of Missouri's best sailing lakes and the Stockton Yacht Club (link)

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