The Harry S Truman State Park encompasses a total area of 1,440 acres of land that is located in Benton County in the state of Missouri. To access this public recreation area, travel west of Warsaw, six miles on Highway 7 and then turn right on Highway UU and drive about two miles to the park.
The central attraction to the park is Truman Lake. In fact, the park is on a peninsula in this 55,600-acre reservoir that was formed by the impoundment of the Osage River. There are several recreational activities that visitors can enjoy on the lake including water-skiing, swimming, boating, and lake fishing. Some of the other activities that are favorites among the park's visitors are camping, hiking, and experiencing the park’s interpretive programs. If you are exploring with your pup, be aware that they are not allowed to swim or be on any beaches, so stick to the green space inland for some puptastic adventures!
Other pawsome amenities in the park include picnic sites with picnic shelters, basic campsites, electric campsites, showers, hiking trails, playgrounds, a marina, boat ramp, and boat rentals. There's even a store onsite.
Dogs are also allowed into Harry S Truman State Park, but are not allowed into certain areas of the park including park buildings. In areas of the park that dogs can access, such as the woofderful hiking trails, campgrounds and picnic areas, dogs need to be kept on a leash that is not more than ten feet long. They take this seriously here, and may issue a citation if not followed! Also note that ticks are found in Missouri state parks, so take appropriate precautions.
A trip to the Harry S Truman State Park will have your pup pawsitively begging for more!