Activities and Amenities
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.
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.
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.
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.