Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Brush Creek)

Driving Directions

From Clinton, take Highway 7 east approximately 6.25 miles, then Route C north approximately 11 miles, then Route T south, and Route TT west to the area.

About This Area

Harry S. Truman Reservoir management lands consist of 58,133 acres distributed around the reservoir in parts of Henry, Benton, Hickory, and St. Clair counties in west central Missouri. The reservoir lies within the upper Osage River basin where the Ozarks meet the Plains.

Historically, Native Americans occupying this area were principally Osage, Shawnee, and Kickapoo. Early explorers and pioneers making their way west traveled the basin, while the French trapped along the Osage River and traded with the Native Americans. Place names like Marais des Cygnes, Marmaton, Pomme de Terre, and Thibaut are vivid reminders of the early French influence in the Upper Osage Valley.

General Information

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(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. Along Truman lakeshore. 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Along Truman lakeshore. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Along the lake shore only.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Other   Boat ramp is an old discontinued gravel road at Truman Reservoir.  
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Truman Reservoir 4.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Clear Creek 1.50 miles  
Stream - Permanent Brush Creek 1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 61.00  
Forest and Woodland 1443.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 50.00  
Savanna 721.00  
Old Field 205.00 Due to the new lease with COE, the acreage changed 
Glade 721.00  
Total Area Acres:3201.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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