Thibaut Point

Warsaw, Missouri

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Overview

Thibaut Point 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

Thibaut Point offers great opportunities to get out on the water. Boating and swimming are popular activities.

The park 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

This park offers family and group campsites with and without electric hookups. Two day-use group picnic shelters with lights and electric outlets are also available, making the area perfect for large parties or family functions.

The campground offers 25 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, 14 sites with 50 amp electric and water hookups, along with five primitive sites without hookups.

Group camp A offers 19 30 amp electric sites along with a centrally located pavilion for gathering. Group camp C is all primitive with plenty of flat areas for tents. It also has a pavilion for gathering and a large fire pit.

Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, a dump station, and a boat ramp. A nice, sandy beach offers additional recreation opportunity.

Natural Features

Truman Lake lies among rolling hills and rocky bluffs. Dense hardwood forests studded with mature pine trees cover the area, providing good shade in the campground.

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

    This trail is about six miles long and features primitive campsites, woods, and a lake. Mostly gravel with a steep beginning section. After hiking a couple of miles there's a branch off with a sign post to continue on the hiking trail or head down...

    6 miles 452 ft gain

  • Hike the Boulder Ridge Trail

    The trail is a gravel surface that makes a loop around the long narrow ridge top southwest of the lake parking lot. You will pass the trail on your way to the lake parking lot. The first section of the trail starts right past the sing for the park...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Spring Trail

    This hike starts out on a half mile of paved trail. From here you will climb a ton of steps to the top, which when the leaves are off the tress can offer a pretty good view. The trail connects with a few other trails on the way but is well marked ...

    1.5 miles