This 16-acre reservoir was built in the 1930's as the primary water supply for the city of Bethany. The lake remains as part of the city water supply today, with water from other reservoirs piped into the lake. The area is owned and managed by the city of Bethany. Questions should be directed to City Hall at (660) 425-3511. MDC began managing the fishery in 1986, through a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement with the city.
To facilitate public fishing, 10-car parking area, gravel boat ramp, accessible privy, and accessible fishing platform were constructed.
Channel catfish are regularly stocked in the lake by MDC. Other common fish species include largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and common carp.
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.
Only electric motors may be used.
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.