Truman Reservoir ML (Gouge Eye)

About this Area

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(660) 885-6981
Total Acres
573.0

Truman Reservoir ML (Gouge Eye)

Truman Reservoir ML (Gouge Eye)
Missouri Department of Conservation

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
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • White Bass
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • 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 Clinton, take Highway 7 east, then Route W south, and east on SE 550.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information