This Missouri State Park (by the way, there is NO DOT in Harry S Truman) has many campground sites for RVs and tents with 3 restroom/shower facilities and a couple vault toilets in other areas. There is a marina, a boat launch, two swimming beaches, and at least two trails to hike to enjoy ozark flora and fauna, including glades. The primary draw for most visitors is boating/fishing on Truman Lake.
Entrance is free, as for all Missouri state parks; there are fees for camping.
Birding can be rewarding here, as there are several miles of paved roads giving access to oak hickory woods and the lake. But note that several sections of road may be closed to vehicles in winter as swim beaches and campgrounds are closed.
The Thibaux campground mentioned in an earlier review is NOT part of the state park. It and the Truman Dam and Visitor Center are Corps of Engineers property; not part of the state park system.
A visit to Harry S Truman State Park can be fun or frustrating, depending on your purpose and the season. If you want a quiet, nature-oriented experience, go on a week day and/or off-season, but be prepared for reduced services. After Labor Day you may find both swim beaches closed. The park visitor center may be closed. As winter sets in, the campgrounds close, often with only one remaining open.
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