Nodaway County Community Lake

Driving Directions

From Maryville, take Highway 148 north 5.50 miles to the area.


This area is about one-third grassland and also contains old fields and forest.

About This Area

The area consists of 320 acres adjacent to Highway 148, with a 73-acre lake running north/south in the middle of the area.

Most of the land around the lake is pasture and old fields, although food plots and several warm-season grasses have been established here.

Facilities on the lake include a boat ramp, a disabled-accessible fishing jetty, and a privy.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Primitive Area   
Canoeing  Nodaway County Community Lake  
Field Trials with Special Use Permit  Retriever trials only. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Channel catfish are stocked annually 
Fishing - Crappie Fair population. Abundant but small 
Fishing - Other Good population. Bowfishing for common and grass carp 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Abundant but small 
Hiking  There is a maintained field access road around the lake that can provide hiking opportunities.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete Nodaway County Community Lake   
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
Fishing Jetty/PlatformaccessibleNodaway County Community Lake   
Parking Lotaccessible  1 ADA  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Nodaway County Community Lake 73.00 acres  
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 30.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 60.00  
Crop Land 30.00  
Lakes/Ponds 73.00  
Old Field 100.00  
Other 27.00 Roads and parking lots. 
Total Area Acres:320.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Hiking trail (Easy) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 2.60 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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