Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Sac Osage)

Driving Directions

From Osceola, take Highway 13 south, then Highway 82 west approximately 4 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 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

Kansas City

Saint Clair

417-876-5226

Leased

  • Shorebird viewing marsh is closed from October 15 until end of waterfowl season as a refuge.

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Shorebird viewing marsh offers opportunities to see waterfowl and shorebirds seasonally. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Good population. Corp of Engineers boat ramp provides good access to the Sac River 
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Corp of Engineers boat ramp provides good access to the Sac River 
Fishing - Crappie Fair population. Corp of Engineers boat ramp provides good access to the Sac River 
Fishing - Other Good population. Corp of Engineers boat ramp provides good access to the Sac River 
Hunting-Deer Good population. See regulations.  
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.  
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 32.00 miles  
Named Wetland Kiefer Marsh 152.00 acres Kiefer Marsh is an opportunistic marsh that provides good habitat and food source for waterfowl when the conditions are ideal. 
Named Wetland Cauthon Bottom Marsh 115.00 acres Cauthon Bottoms Marsh is an opportunistic marsh that provides good habitat and food source for waterfowl when the conditions are ideal. It includes an oxbow feature that is left from a historic Sac River channel. 
Named Wetland Shorebird Marsh 77.00 acres Shorebird Marsh is closed during waterfowl season as a refuge. 
Stream - Intermittent Coon Creek 1.25 miles  
Stream - Intermittent Broyles Branch 1.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Sac River 8.50 miles  
Stream - Permanent Turkey Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Osage River 5.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 841.00  
Forest and Woodland 2327.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 470.00  
Native Prairie 120.00  
Old Field 990.00  
Wetland 627.00  
Total Area Acres:5375.00 

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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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