Harry S Truman Reservoir


Harry S Truman Reservoir, Missouri

Harry S Truman Reservoir real estate is the third largest market for lake homes and land in Missouri.

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    About Harry S Truman Reservoir
    Spanning Multiple Counties

    Harry S. Truman Reservoir is a 55,600-acre lake constructed and administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    It is located in western Missouri, between Warsaw and Clinton. Springfield is under 100 miles away, and Kansas City is under 125 miles away.

    Around 45 miles away from the lake is Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, and the Springfield-Branson National Airport is under 100 away. It is also within 20 minutes from Newman’s Country Market, Neighbors Country Store, and Walmart.

    Warsaw locals love to dine at restaurants like The Rusty Skillet, El Camino Real, and the Cosmic Cafe.

    Lake History

    The lake was originally known as the Kaysinger Bluff Reservoir but was renamed after the former president, Harry S. Truman, from Missouri.

    On and Around the Water

    Harry S. Truman Reservoir is expansive, giving residents the space for recreation on and off the water.

    Boating, swimming, fishing, relaxing, and sightseeing can be enjoyed on the water. Anglers tossing out a line can expect to reel in white crappie, black crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, walleye, and paddlefish.

    For off-the-water fun, residents and visitors can spend time hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, picnicking, or viewing wildlife.

    The Harry S. Truman Regional Center provides facilities to learn about the cultural and natural history of the lake and the Corps of Engineers, including a 67-seat theater and observation deck.

    Additionally, the Harry S. Truman State Park rests on a peninsula encompassed by the lake on three sides. The park offers a marina, camping, hiking, picnic sites, a shelter, swimming, boat rentals, and ramps.

    Explore Springfield

    Home to Missouri State University, Springfield is a hub of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

    Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium is the largest immersive wildlife attraction in the world. It spans 350,000 square feet with over 1.5 miles of trails that entertain and educate guests.

    At the Dickerson Park Zoo, visitors can learn about animals from Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia, and North America. They feature more than 500 animals that represent 160 different species.

    The World's Largest Fork, clocking in at 35 feet and 11 tons, is a great photo opportunity for those looking for roadside attractions.

    Springfield also has plenty of places to dine, including Van Gogh's Eeterie, Whole Hog Café, or The Grotto West Coast Grill.

    Visit Kansas City

    Just a meager two hours away, Kansas City will make for an exciting daycation for any Harry S Truman Reservoir resident.

    The Ernie Miller Nature Center is a 116-acre park with trails and an education center with animals, exhibits, and programs to explore the beautiful, natural environment.

    The Midwest Genealogy Center has 52,000 square feet of space with free resources needed to research your family history.

    One of the largest cities in Missouri, Kansas City has a unique variety of cuisine. A few highly rated restaurants include Brio Italian Grille, Yard House, and Fox and Pearl.

    A Large Lake With Lots to Do

    If you’re looking for an expansive lake amid everything Missouri has to offer, take a look at Harry S Truman Reservoir. It just might be the location of your next lake home!