Williams Creek Park Lake (Mount Vernon)

Driving Directions

From the Mt. Vernon square, take Main Street north 0.25 mile to Williams Creek.

Highlights

In addition to a permanent stream (Williams Creek), there are fishing jetties, a picnic area, and pavilion.

General Information

Southwest

Lawrence

417-895-6880

Agreement

City of Mt. Vernon

John Rice, City of Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon, MO 417-466-2122

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Demonstrations  Stream habitat/erosion control-Willow staking and Rip-Rap. 
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  No MDC designated trails, perimeter of entire pond is hard surfaced 
Other  Several kids fishing clinics are held on this lake. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Fishing Jetty/Platformaccessible   
Otheraccessible  Williams Creek is adjacent to pond. Ballfields, swimming pool and playground are near on opposite side of Williams Creek on city park property. 
Parking Lotaccessible   
Privy/Restroomaccessible   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Williams Creek Park Lake 3.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent Williams Creek 0.33 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Other 0.50  
Lakes/Ponds 3.00  
Total Area Acres:3.50 

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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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