Sunrise Lake (Cameron)

This 35-acre lake was constructed in the 1930s as a water supply for Cameron. The lake is surrounded by 63 acres of forest which provides a great setting for picnicking, nature viewing, bird watching and hiking. This lake sits adjacent to two other Cameron water supply lakes which provide additional user opportunities (see Century Lake and Eagle Lake). There is a gravel parking lot and boat ramp located on the north side off Summit Road. ADA parking is located on the south side off McElwain Drive. Through the Recreational Trail Program, 1.3 miles of asphalted trail meeting the accessibility standards for outdoor development areas was recently added. Sunrise Lake provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Channel catfish are stocked periodically by the Conservation Department.
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Total Acres
35.0
Area Hours
  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Directions
From Highway 36 in Cameron, take Highway 69 north 0.20 miles, turn west (left) on McElwain Drive, and follow until it runs into SE Harris Road. Head north on SE Harris Road 0.20 miles, then go west (left) on SE Summit Road.
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8255 - 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.

8255 - 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.

8255 - 3CSR 10-12 - 110 Use of Boats and Motors

Chapter
3CSR 10-12
Rule Number
110 Use of Boats and Motors
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Boats may be used on this area.
Only electric motors may be used.

8255 - 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.

8255 - 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.

Deer - Archery

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Deer may not be hunted, pursued, taken, or killed: While in a stream or other body of water; from a boat with a motor attached; with the aid of a motor-driven land conveyance or aircraft; with the aid of dogs, in use or possession; with the aid of artificial light or night vision equipment; within any area enclosed by a fence greater than seven feet in height that could contain or restrict the free range of deer; and with the aid of bait.

During all portions of the firearms deer hunting season, all persons hunting any game, and also adult mentors accompanying them, must wear a cap or hat and a shirt, vest, or coat of the color commonly known as hunter orange, which must be plainly visible from all sides. Camouflage orange garments do not meet this requirement. Exceptions to this rule include the following: Migratory game bird hunters; Archery hunting within municipal boundaries where the discharge of firearms is prohibited; hunting on federal or state land where only archery methods are allowed; hunting only on an archery permit during the Alternative Methods Portion; hunting in a county that is closed during the Antlerless Portion; and hunting small game or furbearers during the Alternative Methods Portion.

Hours

One half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.

Limits

Deer may be taken in accordance with permits held. Hunters may take only two antlered deer during the firearms and archery deer hunting seasons combined. The following restrictions also apply:

Only one antlered deer may be taken prior to the November portion of the firearms deer hunting season. Except, youth hunters who harvest an antlered deer on an archery permit prior to the November portion, may harvest their second antlered deer during the Early Youth Portion of the firearms deer hunting season.

Limits apply to the number of antlerless deer hunting permits a hunter may fill in each county. Exceptions to this limit may apply to qualifying resident landowners and lessees. Consult the current Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information Pamphlet.

Antler point restrictions apply in some counties. In these counties, only antlered deer with at least one antler having at least four antler points may be taken (The antler point restriction does not apply to youth hunters hunting on a firearms permit during the youth portions of the firearms season). Consult the current Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information Pamphlet.

Methods

The following archery methods are allowed: longbows, recurve bows, compound bows, crossbows, and atlatl.

The following methods are prohibited in use or possession while deer hunting: Firearms (except any person may carry concealable firearms, as defined in Chapter 571, RSMo, on or about his/her person while archery hunting, and firearms possessed under this exception may not be used to take wildlife while archery hunting); arrows, bolts, and darts containing any drug, poison, chemical, or explosive; and electronic calls or electronically activated calls.

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  • Fishing

    • Catfish
    • Crappie
    • Black Bass
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