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OSAGE BLUFF, MO

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

Overview

Osage Bluff 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.

Wildlife is abundant in and around the park. Whitetail deer, turkey, hummingbirds, hawks and ospreys are commonly seen. Bald eagles can be viewed during the winter months.

Recreation:

Osage Bluff 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.

Osage Bluff Marina is located within the park, offering convenient boat services for guests.

A playground and sandy beach make the area perfect for families.

Facilities:

This year-round campground offers 41 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, along with 27 primitive sites without hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, a dump station, marina and boat ramp.

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 Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • 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
  • 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):
38.19056, -93.39333
38°11'26"N, 93°23'36"W

From Highway 83, travel about a mile on Osage Bluff Road. Follow signs into park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OSAGE BLUFF
17671 Osage Bluff Rd.
WARSAW  MO  65355-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (660)438-3873
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