Harry S. Truman Lake

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.

Click here for the Harry S. Truman Lake virtual tour.

This large campground offers 146 campsites total. 45 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, 70 sites with 50-amp electric hookups and water hookups, 14 sites with 50-amp electric hookups, water, and sewage hookups, along with 17 primitive sites. 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.

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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.

Wildlife such as whitetail deer, turkey, hawks, ospreys, eagles, and many different water birds can be found in and around the park. 

An abundance of fish such as crappie, bass, walleye, paddlefish, blue and channel catfish can also be found in Harry S Truman Reservoir. Approximately 8,800 acres of standing timber were left in the lake to provide quality aquatic habitat. 

Nearby Attractions

Bucksaw Marina 


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. 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 next to the park.

Contact Information


673 SE 803 Rd. Clinton MO 64735

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 660-477-3402

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

Available Campsites

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