Truman Reservoir ML (Cross Timbers)

About this Area

Total Acres
4815.0

Harry S. Truman Reservoir management lands consist of 58,133 acres distributed around the reservoir in parts of Henry, Benton, Hickory, and St. Clair counties in west central Missouri. The reservoir lies within the upper Osage River basin where the Ozarks meet the Plains.

Historically, Native Americans occupying this area were principally Osage, Shawnee, and Kickapoo. Early explorers and pioneers making their way west traveled the basin, while the French trapped along the Osage River and traded with the Native Americans. Place names like Marais des Cygnes, Marmaton, Pomme de Terre, and Thibaut are vivid reminders of the early French influence in the Upper Osage Valley.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Quail
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Viewing PlatformViewing Platform
  • BoundaryBoundary

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
Directions
From Hermitage, take Highway 54 east 1 mile, then Route U north 2 miles, then County Road 281 west across the iron bridge to the access.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information