Plan a trip to Harry S Truman State Park and fulfill your vacation expectations. This 1,440-acre park offers a wide range of activities that are sure to please. Located on a peninsula nearly surrounded by the 55,600-acre Truman Lake, the park features many opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing. For swimmers and waders, the beautiful sand beach is conveniently located with a changehouse and modern restrooms. Anglers of all skill levels will be challenged to hook a variety of fish in the lake's cool, clear waters. Numerous campsites are scattered near the lakeshore and throughout the forest. Facilities in the campground include sanitary dumping stations, hot showers, modern restrooms and laundry rooms. Shady picnic sites are found in the wooded day-use area, as well as an open shelter that's available for group rental. Modern restrooms and playgrounds are located nearby. The park's natural environment offers a diverse landscape to explore. Open oak woodlands, natural grasslands, towering limestone bluffs and oak savannas beckon the visitor. Hiking trails wind through the woods and out to rocky overlooks, offering breathtaking views of the lake and an occasional glimpse of the abundant wildlife. Fox, coyote, deer, wild turkey and beaver make their homes in the forest and grasslands of Truman State Park.
We camp and hike the trails, as well as swim, at Truman Lake. The trails are nice for family trips. The 2 mile trail has a nice lookout point. The campsites are nice, bathrooms are generally clean, and the swimming is great. Nice water. We always enjoy our trips there.
Truman is my favorite place to camp close to home. It's a pretty campground. Well maintained. Clean bathrooms. Nice to walk the trails. Find the right campsite... And it's quiet... So far the only place I've seen an armadillo at in Missouri!