Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Grand River Bottoms)

Driving Directions

To Grand River Bottoms: South of Clinton on Highway 13, take SW 450 west to Route T, then west to SW 351, then north. Past SW 300, Grand River Bottoms is on both sides of SW 351.
To the shooting range: From Clinton, take Highway 18 west to SW 100, then south 0.75 mile to the entrance on right side of road.


Harry S. Truman Reservoir management lands consist of 58,133 acres distributed around the reservoir in parts of Benton, Henry, Hickory and St. Clair counties in west central Missouri. The reservoir lies within the upper Osage River basin where the Ozarks meet the plains.

About This Area

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

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(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  County roads will provide a opportunity to bird watch. Also a portion of old 18 Hwy provides an opportunity to walk and view birds. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Access is limited to Truman Reservoir through deadend roads and portions of old 13 Hwy. 
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 Good population. Contact the Clinton office for information about dove fields. 
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good 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 Good population. Depends on lake level and habitat conditions. 
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Contact the Clinton Office for more information. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
OtheraccessibleGolden Valley Shooting Range  Unmanned shooting range. Range is disabled accessible.  The range is closed on Wednesday for maintenance.    
Parking Lotaccessible  1-Gravel Parking Lot with a concrete pad.  
Privy/RestroomaccessibleGolden Valley Shooting Range   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Truman Lake 9.00 miles  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 5 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 6 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 7 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 8 0.50 acres  
Named Wetland Old HWY 18 Marsh 63.00 acres Two wetland units. The Northwest unit is 14.4 acres and the Southeast unit is 48.6 acres. 
Named Wetland Hillebrand Marsh 20.00 acres Approximately .50 mile west from county road SW351.  
Named Wetland Dehn Marsh 65.10 acres Two wetland units, the South unit is 13.8 acres and the North unit is 51.3.  
Stream - Intermittent Town Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Fields Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent South Grand River 9.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 1290.00  
Forest and Woodland 1600.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 352.00  
Wetland 250.00  
Old Field 4602.00  
Total Area Acres:8094.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
None  Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 0.00 

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Shooting Range General Information






1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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