Lower Taum Sauk Lake

Driving Directions

From Lesterville, take Route U north until it ends and becomes County Road 204, continue on County Road 204 for approximately 3 miles to a junction, then turn left at the junction and follow the signs to the area.
To reach the area from Ironton, take Highway 21 south, then Route AA to its end, take County Road 204 left and follow it west 5 miles to the area.


This is a forest area. Facilities/features: boat ramp, Lower Taum Sauk Lake (200 acres).

General Information





  • Lake is now open for fishing.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hiking  No designated trails 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete Lower Taum Sauk Lake   
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   20 camping sites. 
Parking Lotaccessible  1-Gravel Parking Lot with a concrete pad. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Lower Taum Sauk Lake 200.00 acres Extreme water level fluctuations during times of power generation. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 200.00  
Forest and Woodland 1140.00  
Total Area Acres:1340.00 

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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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