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part ofHarry S. Truman Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Berry Bend Campground sits on the shores of Harry S. Truman Lake in the hills of western Missouri.

Visitors enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming and boating.

Natural Features:

Truman Lake lies among rolling hills and rocky bluffs. Dense hardwood forests studded with mature pine trees cover the area.


Equestrians will find nearly 26 miles of developed trails to explore at Truman Lake. Berry Bend boasts the most extensive trail system in the region, and riders have several options for trips of varying lengths. The West Trail traverses many steep ridges and valleys and is a challenge to both horse and rider. The East Trail is somewhat more level and overlooks the lake in several areas. Hiking is also allowed on these trails.

Berry Bend Area is an excellent fishing location. Anglers find crappie, largemouth bass and blue and flathead catfish. Truman Lake is also a popular destination for tournament fishermen.


The campground offers 24 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, along with 5 primitive sites without hookups. An additional 55 primitive sites are available on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Two group day-use picnic shelters are also available. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station.

A boat ramp, playground and sand beach offer additional recreation opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

The 950 miles of shoreline around Truman Lake provide plentiful opportunities for fun in the outdoors. Many parks surround the lake, including Harry S. Truman State Park.

The Harry S. Truman Visitor Center sits atop Kaysinger Bluff and provides a spectacular view of the dam and reservoir. Exhibits provide information about the rich history of the Osage River Valley from pre-civilization to modern day. Waterfowl, bald eagles and turkey vultures are commonly seen from the observation deck.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Please see the print facility map link on this page for a map of the riding trails
  • All horses must have proof a current Coggins test; all out-of-state horses must have a recent official health certificate
  • Riders using the trails during hunting seasons are strongly encouraged to wear blaze orange
  • Campers must have a horse
  • Sites 31 - 85 will be closed year-round except on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. During those holiday weekends, overflow sites will be available and the closed campsites will be available in use.
  • Day Riders: Come check out our new easy-to-maneuver circle drive and parking lot at Shelter 1. It's a great improvement and we hope you enjoy it!
  • Click here for more information about Truman Lake
  • Help stop the spread of the invasive zebra mussel by draining all water from equipment and discarding live bait before leaving the park
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.19972, -93.51
38°11'59"N, 93°30'36"W

From Z Highway, travel approximately 2 miles south on the Berry Bend Access Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

15958 TRUMAN RD.
WARSAW  MO  65355-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (660)438-3812
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