Corps of Engineers Truman Lake park facilities impacted by recent rains

Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published May 21, 2019

Rains over the last 24 hours have the Harry S. Truman Lake elevation on the rise once again. This afternoon, the elevation is 726.38’ mean sea level; the lake is expected to increase to 730’ msl by Friday this week, and to crest mid-week next week at 732.22 (with no additional rain). A number of Truman Lake parks are closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam, which began at elevation 725.6’ msl, continues at this time. Releases from Truman Dam ceased this morning due to flood conditions on the Missouri River.

Long Shoal, Bucksaw, Berry Bend Equestrian, Talley Bend, and Sparrowfoot Campgrounds are closed due to high water.  This closure will, unfortunately, extend through Memorial weekend (and likely well into June).  Camping reservations for now through June 13th in these closed campgrounds will be cancelled and fully refunded. For information on reservations, please call the reservation hotline at 877-444-6777.

Campgrounds that remain partially open are Berry Bend South, Thibaut Point, and Osage Bluff.

Cooper Creek ATV Area and Corps swimming beaches will remain closed until further notice.

Boat ramps that are open at this time include Sparrowfoot, Berry Bend High Water Ramp, and Shawnee Bend High Water Ramp. All other Corps ramps are closed due to high water.

Please contact individual marinas, as well as Harry S. Truman State Park, for information on availability of their facilities.     

For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake at (660) 438-7317, ext. 1.

Kansas City District Public Affairs
Kansas City, Mo.
Harry S. Truman Lake Project Office
660-438-7317, ext. 1
Warsaw, Mo.

Release no. 19-016