Berry Bend Equestrian

Warsaw, Missouri

Overview

BERRY BEND EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND HAS BEEN CLOSED. DAY RIDERS MAY STILL USE THE SHELTER #1 PARKING LOT TO ACCESS THE TRAILS.

Berry Bend Campground sits on the shores of Harry S. Truman Lake in the hills of western Missouri.

Visitors enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming and boating. Click here for the Harry S. Truman Lake virtual tour.

Recreation

The equestrian campground is no longer available. Day riders may continue using the trails by parking at Shelter #1. 



Equestrians will find nearly 26 miles of developed trails to explore at Truman Lake. Berry Bend boasts the most extensive trail system in the region, and riders have several options for trips of varying lengths. The Park Trail is a 2.5 mile trail that can be used by beginner level riders and offers a short trip for visitors. The West Trail traverses many steep ridges and valleys and is a challenge to both horse and rider. The East Trail is somewhat more level and overlooks the lake in several areas. Hiking is also allowed on these trails.

Berry Bend Area 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.

Facilities

The campground offers 24 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, along with 5 primitive sites without hookups.Two group day-use picnic shelters are also available. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station. A compost pile for horse manure is located in the lower area of the park. Please clean your camping area and corral upon departure. A boat ramp, playground and nearby sand beach offer additional recreation opportunities.

Natural Features

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

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.

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