Lake Springfield (Springfield City Utilities)

Fishing dock at Springfield City Util (Lake Springfield)

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.
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Total Acres
312.0
Area Hours
  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Directions
On Highway 65, go west on James River Expressway to National Avenue and turn south. At Briar Street, turn east and continue as Briar becomes Kissick Avenue and tracks south to the dam. Clay Henshaw Memorial Access (on the west side of Lake Springfield) is just past the dam on the left. To reach Southwood Access (on the east side of Lake Springfield just west of the Highway 65 Bridge), take the Evans Road exit off Highway 65; take Evans Road west, then Southwood Road north.
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9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 101 Title; Authority

Chapter
3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
101 Title; Authority
Rules
Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. This area is not owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The information provided reflects regulations for activities regulated under a cooperative agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the owner of the area. For more information on any activity not listed below, contact the area owner at the phone number listed in the area details section.

9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 109 Closed Hours

Chapter
3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
109 Closed Hours
Rules
This area is closed to public use from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m daily; however, hunting fishing, trapping, dog training, camping, launching and landing boats is allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.

9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 110 Use of Boats and Motors

Chapter
3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
110 Use of Boats and Motors
Rules
Boats may be used on this area.
Outboard motors not in excess of 10 horsepower may be used.

9410 - 3CSR 10-12 - 130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons

Chapter
3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Rules

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 theĀ Wildlife Code.

  • Fishing

    • Sunfish
    • Catfish
    • Crappie
    • Black Bass
  • Bird Watching

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