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


Bucksaw Campground sits on the Grand River Arm of the Harry S. Truman Lake in the hills of western Missouri.

The campground is an excellent destination for all types of water recreation.

Natural Features:

Bucksaw is located on a peninsula with primarily flat terrain and excellent lake views. Campsites are well-shaded, while expansive grassy areas are spread throughout the campground.

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


Popular activities in the area include wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking and boating. For an enjoyable short hike, be sure to check out the mile long hiking trail located across the road from the A & B loop’s showerhouse. Click here, for a map of the trail. For more information about this trail upon your arrival, please see the booth attendant.

Bucksaw 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.

Bucksaw Point Marina is also located within the park.


This large campground is open year-round. It offers 129 sites with electric hookups, along with 178 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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Campsites C116 - C136 in Bucksaw Campground will be closed year-round except on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. During those weekends the sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 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

  • A hiking trail is available in the park. See Park Attendant or bulletin board for more information. Click here for the trail map.
    • 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):
    38.26, -93.60556
    38°15'36"N, 93°36'20"W

    From Highway 7, take Highway U south for 3 miles. Turn left at SE 803. Stay on the paved road and follow signs into the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    673 SE 803 Rd.
    Clinton  MO  64735

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (660)477-3402
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