Lone Jack Lake Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Lone Jack, take Highway 50 west, then S. Buckner-Tarsney Road north 0.25 miles, then Lone Jack Lees Summit Road east 1 mile, and Brown Road north 0.75 mile.


Facilities/features: boat ramp, two fishing jetties, and Lone Jack Lake (35 acres).

About This Area

Lone Jack Lake Conservation Area is in southeastern Jackson County, one mile northwest of Lone Jack on Brown Road.

The area is located in a region rich in Civil War history. The Battle of Lone Jack was fought August 16, 1862 within the city limits of Lone Jack.

The Conservation Department purchased this 295-acre tract in 1983 to develop a lake site and provide additional fishing waters in Jackson County. A dam was constructed in 1985 and now impounds 35 acres of water. Fingerling largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish were stocked and the lake was opened to public fishing in 1989. Special features around the lake include a concrete boat launching ramp, two fishing jetties, one of which is designed for use by persons who are physically disabled. Both the entrance road and the major parking lot are paved with asphalt.

The area consists of 125 acres of woodlands, 65 acres of grassland, 35 acres of cropland and 35 acres of old fields. Woodlands, crop fields, and native grasses are managed to provide year-round food and cover for a variety of game and non-game wildlife species. Haying and controlled burning are used to maintain plant diversity in open areas. Habitat plantings include native trees, shrubs, and grasses.

A variety of waterfowl use the area for both nesting and wintering. The area also supports good populations of deer, wild turkey, quail, rabbits, and squirrels.

General Information

Kansas City



Owned by MDC

  • Firearms firing single projectiles prohibited.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  Lone Jack Lake  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population. See area regulations.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population. See area regulations.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. waterfowl hunting closes at 1:00 pm 
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special Use Permit Required 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete   Lone Jack Lake  
Fishing Jetty/Platformaccessible   
Parking Lotaccessible  Includes 2-Gravel parking lots and 1-paved parking area for boat trailers and a concrete pad.  

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Cave Pond 1.00 acres Small pond at entrance to area stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish 
Fishing Lake or Pond Lone Jack Lake 35.00 acres  
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 123.00  
Crop Land 35.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 65.00  
Lakes/Ponds 37.00  
Old Field 35.00  
Total Area Acres:295.03 

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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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