Binder Community Lake

Driving Directions

From Jefferson City, take Highway 50 west to the Apache Flats/St. Martin’s exit, continue west on Business 50, turn right (north) at South Binder Lake Road, left (west) on Rainbow Drive, and right (north) on Binder Park Road.


The Department of Conservation and Jefferson City Parks and Recreation cooperate to provide Binder Lake (155 acres). Facilities/features: a boat ramp, three docks, a disabled-accessible fishing jetty and restroom and a shorebird viewing area. Jefferson City also provides improved/RV camping, pavilions, picnic shelters and tables, and hiking and biking trails.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • This Jefferson City park has improved/RV camping, pavilions, picnic shelters and tables, and hiking and biking trails. Binder Park is open 3 am to 11 pm. MDC owns lake, dam, and shorebird viewing area below dam. Jefferson City Parks and Rec. owns the surrounding city park (644 acres). Contact: Jefferson City Parks Res. and For. Div. Dir. 573-634-6486.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Audubon Trail near pavilion on southwest side of lake. Shorebird viewing area with blind north of dam. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Binder Lake 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Redear, bluegill 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete   Binder Lake  
Dock - Boat/Courtesy    
Dock - Fishingaccessible   
Dock - Multi-Use    
Fishing Jetty/Platformaccessible   
Parking Lotaccessible   
Viewing Blind    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Binder Lake 155.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  0.25 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Dickerson Creek 0.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 30.00  
Lakes/Ponds 155.00  
Wetland 8.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 30.00  
Total Area Acres:223.28 

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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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