Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Leesville)

Driving Directions

From Tightwad, take Route PP north for 2.25 miles, then SE 80 east to the area.


Other than by boat, Leesville WMA has limited access. SE 80 road is the only public access on the north side of Leesville WMA.

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

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(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Public access is limited. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
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.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Contact the Clinton Office for more information. 

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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 - Shoreline Truman Lake 25.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 13.00  
Forest and Woodland 977.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 40.00  
Old Field 166.00  
Native Prairie 612.00  
Total Area Acres:1808.00 

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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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