This 72-acre reservoir was built in 1960 for the city of Bethany as a supplemental water supply. MDC began managing the fishery in 1988, through a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement with the city.
Fishing amenities include a 15-car parking area, concrete boat ramp, and accessible privy.
Common fish species include channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and common carp. The area is owned and managed by the city of Bethany. Questions should be directed to City Hall at (660) 425-3511.
From Bethany, take Highway 69 north approximately 2 miles, then W 280th Street west 0.25 mile to area entrance.
3CSR 10-12 101 Title; Authority
Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. This area is not owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The information provided reflects regulations for activities regulated under a cooperative agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the owner of the area. For more information on any activity not listed below, contact the area owner at the phone number listed in the area details section.
3CSR 10-12 109 Closed Hours
This area is closed to public use from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m daily; however, hunting fishing, trapping, dog training, camping, launching and landing boats is allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.
3CSR 10-12 110 Use of Boats and Motors
Boats may be used on this area.
Outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower may be used, but must be operated at slow, no-wake speed.
3CSR 10-12 130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Fishing is prohibited on some areas managed under a cooperative agreement with the Department, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code.