Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Brownington)

Driving Directions

From Deepwater, take 52 Highway east, then Highway 13 south 1 mile, then SE 900 east to the area.

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

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(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Limited viewing opportunities are available from area roads. Field access roads provide the best opportunity for bird watching, but are restricted to foot traffic only. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Limited access to strip pits and Truman Reservoir. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Open to Statewide seasons and limits.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair 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.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Contact the Clinton Office. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Truman Lake 2.50 miles  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 18 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 19 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 20 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 21 0.50 acres  
Stream - Permanent Cooper Creek 1.80 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 200.00  
Forest and Woodland 250.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 152.00  
Old Field 790.00  
Wetland 36.00  
Total Area Acres:1428.00 

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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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