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Closure: Loop A in Berry Bend Campground will be closed year-round and open only for major holiday weekends. Reservations can be made for those holiday weekends and campsites will also be available for walk-in use.
Attention: Sites are non-reservable during the shoulder season (October 1 through April 14) but there will be sites available for walk-in use in the campgrounds throughout this time frame.

BERRY BEND, MO

part ofHarry S. Truman Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: BERRY BEND
Status: Open through Tue Apr 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

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.

Recreation:

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.

Several miles of trails are available for hikers and horses within Berry Bend. The West Trail traverses many steep ridges and valleys, while the East Trail is somewhat more level and overlooks the lake in several areas.

Facilities:

This large, year-round campground offers 114 sites with 30-amp electric hookups and 77 primitive sites without hookups. 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
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • 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

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:

BERRY BEND
15968 TRUMAN ROAD
WARSAW MO 65355-9603

Phone Number:

Information: (660)438-3872
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