Harry S. Truman State Park

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Harry S. Truman State Park

The Basics

Harry S Truman State Park
28761 State Park Road
Warsaw, MO 65355

Phone: (660) 438-7711
Email: moparks@dnr.mo.gov

Directions: From Warsaw: Go here, then here, then over there
From Here: Go thereTake Hwy 7 west approx 9 miles until you reach Route UU. Turn right, and travel 3 miles to the park.

About Harry S Truman

Located on a peninsula surrounded by Harry S. Truman Lake, this 1,400-acre state park is a great vacation destination on the lake. Located on the Ozage River, this 55,600-acre reservoir was initially created as a way to control flooding in the area. Plans were eventually added to create hydroelectric power and recreational opportunities along the lake. Opened in 1983, Harry S. Truman State Park offered visitors those opportunities for swimming, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

The cool, clear waters of the lake offer great fishing for species such as crappie, black bass, catfish, white bass, smallmouth bass, and many others. These waters are also great for swimming and boating activities. The park also offers a marina and two boat launch ramps to access the large reservoir. Swimming beaches are also available, with a nearby changehouse and restrooms.

The landscape features within the park consist mostly of open mixed hardwoods and natural grasslands, along with bluffs and glades. Many of these natural landscapes offer a glimpse at what most of the western Ozarks looked like when European settlers first arrived here. The abundance of wildflowers and wildlife is visible among the two hiking trails located at the park. Visible wildlife includes coyote, fox, deer, turkey, beaver, woodpeckers, squirrels, turkey vultures, bald eagles, and many, many more.

Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, a visitors center is located nearby, close to the Harry S. Truman Dam. Situated atop a bluff, the center offers great views out over the lake. Inside, visitors will find exhibits and displays showcasing the areas wildlife, history, and archeology. It also tells how the dam today has such a functional role in the community.

Features & Facilities

Park Office | Pavilion | Picnic Area/Tables | Playground | Campground | Restrooms | Showers | Laundry | Dump Station | Marina | Boat Rentals | Boat Ramp

Activities Available

Camping | Hiking Trails | Swimming | Water Sports | Fishing

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