Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Weaubleau Creek)

Driving Directions

From Osceola, take Highway 82 east 5 miles, then NE 1021 north 4 miles.

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 Indians. 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

Kansas City

Saint Clair

417-876-5226

Leased

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Marshes provide opportunity to view waterfowl, shorebirds, waders, and marsh birds. Eagle nests are active in the area. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. Limited access to the lake and permanent streams 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Limited access to the lake and permanent streams 
Fishing - Crappie Good population. Limited access to the lake and permanent streams 
Fishing - Other Good population. Limited access to the lake and permanent streams 
Hunting-Deer Good population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Depends on lake level and available habitat  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Truman Lake 29.00 miles  
Named Wetland Weaubleau Creek Marsh 22.00 acres Weaubleau Creek Marsh is an opportunistic marsh that provides good habitat and food source for waterfowl when the conditions are ideal. 
Stream - Permanent Bear Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Weaubleau Creek 3.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Briley Branch 0.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 378.00  
Forest and Woodland 1463.00  
Wetland 514.00  
Old Field 781.00  
Total Area Acres:3136.00 

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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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