Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Gallinipper Creek)

Driving Directions

From Osceola, take Highway 13 north 4 miles, then NE 301 southwest 3 miles.

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 Native Americans. 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

Kansas City

Saint Clair

417-876-5226

Leased

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. Limited access to Gallinipper Creek and Truman Reservoir 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Limited access to Gallinipper Creek and Truman Reservoir 
Fishing - Crappie Good population. Limited access to Gallinipper Creek and Truman Reservoir 
Fishing - Other Good population. Limited access to Gallinipper Creek and Truman Reservoir 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Depends on lake level and available habitat 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Truman Lake 8.00 miles  
Named Wetland Gallinipper Marsh 95.00 acres Gallinipper Marsh is an opportunistic marsh that provides good habitat and food source for waterfowl when the conditions are ideal. 
Stream - Permanent Gallinipper Creek 1.50 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 47.00  
Forest and Woodland 1540.00  
Old Field 438.00  
Wetland 240.00  
Total Area Acres:2265.00 

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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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