Bledsoe Ferry

Warsaw, Missouri

Overview

Bledsoe Ferry 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

Bledsoe Ferry 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.

The park also offers an excellent location to view "The Dam Experience," a huge annual fireworks display shot from the Truman Dam.

Facilities

This year-round day-use area contains four group picnic shelters. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, drinking water, an accessible boat ramp and fishing dock.

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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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