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SHAWNEE BEND, MO

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

Overview

Shawnee Bend 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:

Shawnee Bend 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.

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

Facilities:

This year-round day-use area offers two large group picnic shelters. An additional shelter on the beach is available on a first come, first served basis. Amenities include flush and pit toilets and drinking water.

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 Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Day-use fees are required if using the beach or boat ramp
  • 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):
38.25889, -93.42194
38°15'32"N, 93°25'19"W

From Highway 7, travel north on the Dam Access Road for 3 miles and follow signs into the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SHAWNEE BEND
Golf Road
WARSAW  MO  65355

Phone Number:

Information:  (660)438-7317
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