This 35-acre lake was constructed in the 1930s as a water supply for Cameron. The lake is surrounded by 63 acres of forest which provides a great setting for picnicking, nature viewing, bird watching and hiking. This lake sits adjacent to two other Cameron water supply lakes which provide additional user opportunities (see Century Lake and Eagle Lake). There is a gravel parking lot and boat ramp located on the north side off Summit Road. ADA parking is located on the south side off McElwain Drive. Through the Recreational Trail Program, 1.3 miles of asphalted trail meeting the accessibility standards for outdoor development areas was recently added. Sunrise Lake provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Channel catfish are stocked periodically by the Conservation Department.
From Highway 36 in Cameron, take Highway 69 north 0.20 miles, turn west (left) on McElwain Drive, and follow until it runs into SE Harris Road. Head north on SE Harris Road 0.20 miles, then go west (left) on SE Summit Road.
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.
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.