Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Upper Tebo Creek)

Driving Directions

From Calhoun, take Route V south 1 mile, then NE 701 south 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 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




Area Deer Regulations have changed for this area, for further information consult the Fall Deer and Turkey pamphlet.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Access to Truman Reservoir is limited to deadend roads. 
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. Check with the Clinton Office to see about dove hunting opportunities. 
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.  
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Contact the Clinton Office for more information. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot  11   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Truman Lake 40.00 miles  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 17 1.30 acres  
Named Wetland C Hwy Marsh 14.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent Sand Creek 1.40 miles  
Stream - Permanent Tebo Creek 7.40 miles  
Stream - Permanent Nelson Creek 1.50 miles  
Stream - Permanent Barker Creek 2.40 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 1020.00  
Forest and Woodland 2000.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 331.00  
Old Field 3669.70  
Savanna 700.00  
Lakes/Ponds 1.30  
Wetland 14.00  
Total Area Acres:7736.00 

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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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