Shawnee Bend

    Warsaw, Missouri

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    Overview

    Shawnee Bend Park 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

    Shawnee Bend 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.

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

    Facilities

    This year-round day-use area offers a large group picnic shelter. Amenities include flush and pit toilets and drinking water.

    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.

    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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    Adventures Nearby

    Hike the West Big Buffalo Creek Loop

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    Hike the Boulder Ridge Trail

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    Hike the Spring Trail

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