Lake Springfield is a cooling water supply lake for the James River Power Plant. In the early 1990's the Missouri Department of Conservation entered into a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement with City Utilities of Springfield. Through this agreement, a boat ramp, fishing dock, and several fishing platforms were constructed at Clay Henshaw Memorial Access and Southwood Access. Anglers have the opportunity to pursue largemouth bass, channel catfish, and a variety of sunfish species. The lake is also used by kayakers and canoeists.
This area is owned and maintained by City Utilities of Springfield.
- Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 101 Title; Authority
9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 109 Closed Hours
9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 110 Use of Boats and Motors
9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Fishing is prohibited on some areas managed under a cooperative agreement with the Department, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code.
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