Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area

About this Area

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(660) 785-2420
Total Acres

This 1,248-acre area consists of gently rolling uplands that are 10 percent timbered. The forest is mostly oak/hickory. A variety of woodland edge wildlife are present, including deer, turkey and quail. During the winter and spring, ducks and geese are frequently observed on the area.
The original 747-acre tract was purchased through a trust fund established by Henry Sever upon his death in 1941. The land was deeded to the Conservation Department in 1959.
The area features the 158-acre Henry Sever Lake, which was built in 1960. The lake is periodically stocked with channel catfish and blue catfish and is home to one of only two muskellunge populations in northeastern Missouri.
Native grass has been planted to supplement the remnants of prairie once found on the area. These areas support numerous small mammals and birds and many contain native prairie forbs.
Management of the Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area is geared toward public use and the protection of soil and water quality. Land management tools include farming operations, controlled burns, tree planting, and timber harvest.
The area has a disabled-accessible fishing dock and privies. It also has an improved campground with gravel pads, fire grates, and privies. The area also has a concrete boat ramp, fishing jetties for bank anglers, and privies.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Turkey,
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Muskie,
    • Sunfish
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Fishing DockFishing Dock
  • Fishing JettyFishing Jetty
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Hike / Bike / Equestrian TrailHike / Bike / Equestrian Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • Dove FieldDove Field

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Southeast entrance: From Newark, take Route KK north 1 mile to the area. West entrance: From Newark, take Highway 156 west, then Route E north to several access roads along the way. Watch for signs.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Sever (Henry) Lake CA

A line of pickup trucks in the parking lot at Sever (Henry) Lake CA
Sever (Henry) Lake CA

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A gravel road goes to a parking lot near a fishing dock.
Parking lot and fishing dock at Sever Lake