Jamesport Community Lake

Driving Directions

From Jamesport, take Highway 190 northwest 0.50 mile, then Route RA west 2 miles to the area entrance.


This area contains forest, old fields, and grassland.

About This Area

Jamesport Community Lake is in Daviess County, approximately one mile north of Jamesport on Highway 190, then two miles west on Route RA.

Jamesport residents raised funds to buy the property, and the Conservation Department agreed to accept ownership and development of the lake. The lake was built in 1956, which was the first community lake built under such an agreement. The Conservation Department later purchased additional land to protect the lake's watershed.

The area consists of the 30-acre lake, surrounded by 115 acres of timber and old fields. The lake has one boat ramp and parking for vehicles with trailers. Bank anglers can access the shoreline in open areas and from lakeside foot trails.

The lake supports good populations of largemouth bass and crappie. Bluegill and channel catfish have also been stocked.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population. Few, but large channel catfish. 
Fishing - Crappie Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Redear and bluegill. 
Hiking  Trail circles the lake.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
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.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete   Jamesport Community Lake   
Parking Lotaccessible  1 ADA  
Privy/Restroomaccessible  1 ADA  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Jamesport Community Lake 30.00 acres Boats - Electric motors only. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 60.00  
Old Field 25.00  
Lakes/Ponds 30.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 30.00  
Total Area Acres:145.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Hiking trail (Easy) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 2.50 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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