Blue Springs Lake (Jackson County)

Driving Directions

On Highway 291/I-470 south of I-70, take the Lakewood/Bowlin Road exit, turn east, follow Bowlin Road until it ends at the lake and marina.


A fishable 720-acre lake.

General Information

Kansas City




Jackson County Parks & Recreation


  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns the lake and Jackson County Parks and Recreation is responsible for all area facilities and maintenance.
  • No ice fishing is allowed and additional regulations apply.
  • A County permit is required to launch a boat. The ramp east of Woods Chapel Road is for canoes, kayaks, and other small boats.
  • For more information on facilities and boat permits call 816-503-4800.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Contact Jackson County Parks and Recreation 816-503-4800 for more information. 
Canoeing  Blue Springs Lake. Boat permit required by Jackson County, call 816-503-4800. Canoe Launch located at the upper end of the lake near Woods Chapel Road.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population. Boat ramps located on the west shore off Bowlin Road.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Common carp  
Fishing - Other Good population. Hybrid striped bass, white bass  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  Hiking trails maintained by Jackson County. Fishing trail on the north shore near shelters D and C.  
Nature Viewing   
Other  Boat rentals available through Jackson County at the Blue Springs Lake Marina 816-795-1112. 
Other  Picnic tables and pavilions maintained by Jackson County Parks and Recreation 816-503-4800. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
No Developed Facilities

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Blue Springs Lake 720.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 720.00  
Total Area Acres:1.00 

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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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