The Kansas City Star recently called Truman Lake "crappie heaven." We couldn't agree more. Missouri's second-largest lake offers hiking, boating, fishing, hunting and more. Truman Lake covers 56,000 acres and is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nearby public use areas include Sparrowfoot and Bucksaw, both of which include a boat launch, campground, beach, dock and playground.
Cooper Creek ATV Area
Cooper Creek ATV Area is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harry S. Truman Project and is the only area on Truman Lake where ATVs and dirt bikes are allowed. Cooper Creek Park covers approximately 400 acres of hills, trails and open riding. Use of the area is free of charge. Cooper Creek ATV area is located one mile east of Deepwater and is accessible by State Highway 13 and Henry County Road SE700.
Truman Lake offers opportunities for a variety of game. White-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail, duck and geese are favorites among sportsmen. Most project land is open to hunting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. For more information regarding Missouri Department of Conservation managed areas, call 660-885-6981.
Several marinas are located on Truman Lake, offering a variety of boating supplies and services. The closest to Clinton are:
Bucksaw Marina, located on the Grand River Arm of Truman Reservoir, approximately 11 miles southeast of Clinton. Bucksaw's lodging options include a 40-room lodge, 6 cabins with lake view and 100 full hook-up RV sites. Call 660-477-3900.
Long Shoal Marina, located on the Grand River Arm, about 15 miles southeast of Clinton via Missouri Highway 7. Call 660-438-2841.
Campers will find a variety of campgrounds conveniently located around the shoreline of Truman Lake. To reserve a campsite at a Corps campground, visit www.recreation.gov.
Clinton is proud to be home to Missouri's largest Historic Downtown Square. In addition to plentiful shopping and dining options, look for these attractions: Henry County Courthouse, Soldier's Memorial, Historic Fountain, Memorial Bandstand, Delozier Building, 9/11 Memorial, and the Clinton Visitor's Center (housed in an 1886 Katy Trail Depot).
Katy Trail State Park is the longest developed rail-trail in the country, and it all starts in Clinton. Whether you are a cyclist, walker, horse rider, nature lover, or history buff, the trail offers something for you. The park, built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or "Katy"), is 225 miles long and runs from Clinton to St. Charles.
When you visit the Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Complex, you take a step back in time. The rich heritage of Henry County is alive in every room of this unique museum and cultural arts complex. The complex incudes an 1800s village, Anheuser Busch Building, Dog Trot Log House, and One Room School House. Open April through November. 203 W. Franklin St. 660-885-8414
Golf is a big part of Clinton's recreational culture. Our courses are open to the public, so book your tee times today.
Clinton Country Club
225 Northeast 100th Road
Meadow Lake Golf Course
1000 Watson Parkway