Bagnell Dam Access

Driving Directions

Immediately north of the Osage River Bridge on Highway 54, take the Osage River Bridge Road west approximately 0.40 mile to the access. Bagnell Dam Access is at the base of Bagnell Dam on the Osage River.


This area offers access to the Osage River just below Bagnell Dam which impounds the Lake of the Ozarks. There is a two-lane boat ramp and a picnic area. Popular bank fishing area.

General Information





(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Canoeing  On the Osage River 
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Hybrid striped bass, white bass, paddlefish 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Concrete   Two-lane boat ramp on the Osage River. Water level changes drastically below Bagnell Dam.  
Parking Lotaccessible  Parking available for 50 vehicles with trailers. One asphalt and one gravel parking lot for overflow parking.  
Picnic Table    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Osage River 0.08 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 5.00 River corridor 
Other 5.00 Road, parking, ramp, lawn 
Total Area Acres:10.00 

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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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