Hunting / Fishing Guide
The area contains a four-acre lake, a seven-acre lake, and numerous ponds. Pond 1, located on the south portion of the area, is the four-acre lake that has a shallow gravel boat ramp and easy access to walk-in fishing locations. This lake will have good fishing for bluegill, but poor for largemouth bass. Pond 29, located near the area shop, is a one-acre pond that should provide good largemouth bass and bluegill fishing.
This area has three ponds. All ponds will have continued good fishing for channel catfish as they are stocked every year. Pond 1, located closest to the parking lot, is a four-acre pond that will have poor fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill. Pond 2, located between Pond 1 and Pond 3, is a 1-acre pond that should provide fair fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill.
Pa Sole Pond is 1.5 acres in size. The pond contains Channel catfish, Largemouth bass, and Bluegill. Channel catfish should continue to provide good fishing as they are stocked every year. Largemouth bass fishing will be good for catch-and-release with many being under the minimum length to keep. Bluegill fishing will be fair.
This 100-acre conservation area has a two-acre pond that has largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill present. Channel catfish should continue to provide good fishing as they are stocked every year into the pond. Largemouth bass should also provide good fishing since there was a supplemental stocking in 2019. The bluegill will make for good catch-and-release.
Kellogg Lake is a 25-acre Community Assistance Program lake cooperatively managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Carthage. Kellogg Lake contains Largemouth bass, Channel catfish, and a variety of sunfish species which can provide good fishing. Channel catfish should continue to provide good fishing as they are stocked every year into the lake. Catch-and-Release for largemouth bass will be good. Sunfish fishing should be good but very few fish over 6 inches will be caught.
For the purpose of managing urban deer populations on park property, Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, will be offering a managed archery deer hunt at the following locations:
- Only one application per individual (duplicate applications will be disqualified).
- Applications must be received between July 1 and July 31.
- Successful applicants will receive a daily hunting permit in the mail prior to August 25.
- Successful applicants may bring one hunting partner with them on the day of the hunt.
- At least 50 applicants will be selected by random drawing for each of the first 7 days of the dove hunting season.
- Applicants may request weekends only or any day (check one below).
- Hunters will be required to us