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.
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information:
Turkey - Fall Firearms
During all portions of the firearms deer hunting season, all persons hunting any game, and also adult mentors accompanying them, must wear a cap or hat and a shirt, vest, or coat of the color commonly known as hunter orange, which must be plainly visible from all sides. Camouflage orange garments do not meet this requirement. Exceptions to this rule include the following: Migratory game bird hunters; Archery hunting within municipal boundaries where the discharge of firearms is prohibited; hunting on federal or state land where only archery methods are allowed; hunting only on an archery permit during the Alternative Methods Portion; hunting in a county that is closed during the Antlerless Portion; and hunting small game or furbearers during the Alternative Methods Portion.
One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
Two turkeys of either sex. Both turkeys may be taken on the same day.
The following methods are allowed for turkey hunting: shotguns, with shot no larger than No. 4, atlatl, bow, and crossbow.
The following methods are prohibited for turkey hunting: use of dogs, bait, electronic calls or live decoys. Hunters also may not possess a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined; shotshells loaded with shot larger than No. 4; arrows, bolts, and darts containing any drug, poison, chemical, or explosive; and electronic calls or electronically activated calls.
While in the act of pursing or hunting turkey with an atlatl, bow, or crossbow on a fall firearms permit, the possession of a firearm is prohibited (except any person may carry concealable firearms, as defined in Chapter 571, RSMo, on or about his/her person while archery hunting, and firearms possessed under this exception may not be used to take wildlife while archery hunting).