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Camping

Campers will find a variety of campgrounds conveniently located around the shoreline of Truman Lake.  Most campgrounds have paved roads, shower buildings, laundry facilities, and level campsites. Many sites have electricity, fire rings, picnic tables, and lantern hanging posts.

 Corps of Engineers Campground Rules:

  1. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This includes turning off radios and generators at 10:00 p.m. Visitors are not permitted during this time.
  2. All pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times.
  3. You may have 3 tents OR a wheeled camping unit and 2 tents on a site.
  4. All vehicles must remain on paved or graveled surfaces. Parking of vehicles on the grass (or what should be grass) is not allowed. Extra parking is available at restroom facilities. Boat trailers may be parked on the grass adjacent to the campsite.
  5. At the end of your stay please place trash in the dumpsters located at the park entrance.
  6. Campground roads are for ingress and egress only and are only open to licensed vehicles.
  7. Dispose of all wastewater and sewage at the sanitary dump station.
  8. Dead and down wood may be used for firewood. Cutting of standing trees or brush is prohibited.
  9. Fires must be confined to the fire rings.
  10. Checkout is at 6:00 p.m. Please check out at the park attendant booth upon departure.

Corps of Engineers Campgrounds

To reserve a campsite at a Corps campground, visit www.recreation.gov.

Berry Bend Park  located on the Osage Arm of Truman Reservoir, approximately 9 miles southwest of Warsaw, Missouri. The park is covered with oak-hickory forest and is essentially a peninsula in a bend of the Osage River. The area is divided in half by a causeway with a campground and swimming beach to the south and a boat ramp, group picnic shelter and equestrian area to the north. The park and surrounding area has interesting topography and natural beauty.  Berry Bend Campground has 295 campsites (113 are electric), shower and laundry facilities, children’s playground, and swimming beach. The park is popular with fishermen.

Berry Bend Equestrian Park  is limited to equestrian users. Berry Bend Equestrian Park contains 89 campsites (24 are electric), a shower building, laundry facilities, children’s playground, and park entrance station. Corrals and overhead tie posts are located adjacent to some of the campsites. Campers are required to keep their animals from removing bark from the trees. All season water hydrants are scattered throughout the campground. Equestrian riders will find several miles of trails to ride. Riders that are utilizing the trail for the day should access the trails from the Berry Bend #1 Picnic Shelter area. The trails are for hikers and equestrian use only. Equestrian riders must have a VS Form 10-11 showing proof of a negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test within the last 12 months. In addition, equine from out of state must have an official certificate of veterinary inspection (health inspection).

Bucksaw Park  located on the Grand River Arm of Truman Reservoir, approximately 11 miles southeast of Clinton, Missouri. Facilities include 300+ campsites, a swimming beach, shower buildings, laundry facilities, dump station, and playground. Most sites have 30 amp electrical service, with a number of 50 amp sites being added. Also within the park area is Bucksaw Resort and Marina.

Long Shoal Park  located on the Grand River Arm of Truman Reservoir approximately 4 miles west of Warsaw, Missouri. Facilities include a modern campground, boat ramp, full service marina, group picnic shelter, individual picnic sites, and swimming beach. The campground contains 123 campsites, shower and laundry facilities, and swimming beach. Long Shoal is one of the more popular campgrounds on the lake.

Osage Bluff  located near the confluence of the Osage and Pomme De Terre Rivers approximately 6 miles south of Warsaw, Missouri. Facilities include a full service marina, motel, boat launching ramps, and campground. The campground has 68 electric sites with an on-site park attendant, dump station, shower building, laundry facilities, and children’s playground.

Sparrowfoot  located near the confluence of the Grand River and Deepwater Creek, approximately 6 miles south of Clinton, Missouri. The park contains a campground, swimming beach, boat ramp, and three group picnic shelters. The area is generally level with limited tree cover. Sparrowfoot Campground contains 112 campsites (majority are electric), shower building, and laundry facilities.

Talley Bend  located on the Osage Arm of Truman Reservoir approximately 7 miles east of Lowry City, Missouri. Facilities include a boat launching ramp and campground. The campground contains 175 campsites (most are electric), shower and laundry facilities, and children’s playground equipment. The Talley Bend area has a reputation for excellent blue and flathead catfishing, as well as paddlefish season in the spring of the year.

Thibaut Point Park  located at the confluence of Little Tebo and Sterett Creeks, approximately 7 miles northwest of Warsaw, Missouri. The park contains three separate group camping areas, as well as 50 individual campsites (30 are electric), an on-site park attendant, a swimming beach, boat ramp, dump station, shower and laundry facilities, and two picnic shelters. The park also includes three group camp areas.

Windsor Crossing Park  located on the Tebo arm of Truman Lake, approximately one mile north of Leesville, Missouri. The park contains a boat launching ramp, swimming beach, and campground. The campground contains 47 non-electric campsites. Shower facilities are not available, but vault toilets and water hydrants are scattered throughout the park.

Concessionaire Campgrounds on Truman Lake