Open year-round, Berry Bend Equestrian Campground includes a shower building with laundry facilities, dump station, 89 campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, lantern hangers, (24 with electrical hook-ups), a playground, and nearly 37 miles of trail for horseback riding and hiking. Water, laundry and shower facilities are available from mid-April to mid-October, weather permitting. The trails will be closed November 1st and will reopen on Thanksgiving Day to maximize your safety and enjoyment during periods of intense hunting pressure.
All horses entering the campground must have VS Form 10-11 showing proof of a negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test within the last 12 months. Additionally, horses from out of state must have an official certificate of veterinary inspection (health certificate).
Berry Bend RT 2 BOX 29A, Warsaw, Missouri USA, 65355-9603
Truman Lake lies among rolling hills and rocky bluffs. Dense hardwood forests studded with mature pine trees cover the area.
Equestrians will find nearly 26 miles of developed trails to explore at Truman Lake. Berry Bend boasts the most extensive trail system in the region, and riders have several options for trips of varying lengths. The West Trail traverses many steep ridges and valleys and is a challenge to both horse and rider. The East Trail is somewhat more level and overlooks the lake in several areas. Hiking is also allowed on these trails.
Berry Bend Area 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 campground offers 24 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, along with 5 primitive sites without hookups. An additional 55 primitive sites are available on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Two group day-use picnic shelters are also available. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, and a dump station.
A boat ramp, playground, and sand beach offer additional recreation opportunities.
Activities and Amenities
- Accessible Flush Toilets
- Accessible Picnic Shelters
- Accessible Swimming
- Boat Ramp
- Drinking Water
- Dump Station
- Electric Hookups
- Entrance Station
- Horse Corrals
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Laundry Facilities
- Parking Area
- Pit Toilets
- Vault Toilets
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.
Driving Directions: From Z Highway, travel approximately 2 miles south on the Berry Bend Access Road.
For additional information, contact 660-438-3812.