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LONGSHOAL, MO

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Longshoal Park sits on the shores of Harry S. Truman Lake in the hills of western Missouri. Visitors enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming and boating.Truman Lake lies among rolling hills and rocky bluffs. Dense hardwood forests studded with mature pine trees cover the area. Wildlife is abundant...

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Overview

Longshoal Park sits on the shores of Harry S. Truman Lake in the hills of western Missouri.

Visitors enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming and boating.

Natural Features:

Truman Lake lies among rolling hills and rocky bluffs. Dense hardwood forests studded with mature pine trees cover the area.

Wildlife is abundant in and around the park. Whitetail deer, turkey, hummingbirds, hawks and ospreys are commonly seen. Bald eagles can be viewed during the winter months.

Recreation:

Longshoal is an excellent fishing location. Anglers find crappie, largemouth bass and blue and flathead catfish. Truman Lake is also a popular destination for tournament fishermen.

Longshoal Marina is located within the park, offering convenient boat services for guests.

A playground and sandy beach make the area perfect for families.

Facilities:

This year-round campground offers 95 sites with electric hookups, along with 27 primitive sites without hookups. A day-use group shelter is available as well.

Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, a dump station, marina and boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

The 950 miles of shoreline around Truman Lake provide plentiful opportunities for fun in the outdoors. Many parks surround the lake, including Harry S. Truman State Park.

The Harry S. Truman Visitor Center sits atop Kaysinger Bluff and provides a spectacular view of the dam and reservoir. Exhibits provide information about the rich history of the Osage River Valley from pre-civilization to modern day. Waterfowl, bald eagles and turkey vultures are commonly seen from the observation deck.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information about Truman Lake
  • Help stop the spread of the invasive zebra mussel by draining all water from equipment and discarding live bait before leaving the park

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONGSHOAL
12733 Longshoal Park Rd
WARSAW  MO  65355

Phone Number:

Information:  (660)438-2342