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BLEDSOE FERRY, MO

part ofHarry S. Truman Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: BLEDSOE FERRY
Status: Closed through Tue Apr 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bledsoe Ferry Park 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:

Bledsoe Ferry 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 park also offers an excellent location to view "The Dam Experience," a huge annual fireworks display shot from the Truman Dam.

Facilities:

This year-round day-use area contains four group picnic shelters. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, drinking water, an accessible boat ramp and fishing dock.

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 Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Drinking Water
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • There is a non-fishing zone located below the dam
  • Day-use fees are required for boat launching
  • 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):
38.26194, -93.39778
38°15'43"N, 93°23'52"W

From Highway 7, travel north on the Dam Access Road for 2 miles and follow signs to the day-use area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BLEDSOE FERRY
Truman Dam Access Rd.
WARSAW  MO  65355

Phone Number:

Information:  (660)438-7317
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