Robert G. Delaney Lake Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Charleston, take Route N north, then County Road 222 west 0.50 mile to the area.


In addition to Delaney Lake, there is bottomland forest, a boat ramp, and a fishing jetty.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • *Electric Motors Only.*
  • Wildlife Refuge - No hunting on the area.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  A good population of various species exists on the area. Get the  Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Delaney Lake provides a good opportunity for canoeing on the main lake, or the Cypress lined slough that runs along the North side of the main lake. 
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. yellow bass - most are ~7" long 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete   Delaney Lake  
Dock - Boat/Courtesy    
Dock - Fishingaccessible   
Fish Cleaning Station    
Parking Lotaccessible   

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake - Shoreline Delaney Lake 1.00 miles There are multiple locations for bank fishing along the bank and dam.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Robert G DeLaney Lake 102.00 acres  
Stream - Permanent  0.75 miles Slough on north side of the Delaney Lake.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 110.00 Delaney Lake and natural slough that runs along the north side of the lake. 
Other 0.95 Yard and parking lots. 
Forest and Woodland 40.00 Bottomland forest on the north side of the area. 
Old Field 9.00  
Total Area Acres:159.95 

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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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