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Harry S Truman State Park

Park Information

Clear waters, dramatic bluffs and vibrant summer and fall colors make Harry S Truman State Park an ideal place to vacation. Located on a peninsula, the park offers a marina, ample fishing and boating opportunities, and water that’s perfect for every kind of swimmer. Hiking trails, picnic areas and campsites that dot the park’s open oak woodlands, natural grasslands and lakeside areas let visitors enjoy the abundance of wildlife and recreation opportunities at this expansive park.

Park Hours

Park Grounds
Sunrise - sunset, daily, year-round

Park Office hours

  • April 1-30
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • May 1 through Oct. 31
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Closed Saturday, Sunday and state holidays
  • November through March
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and state holidays

Campground Beach hours

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Day-Use Beach hours

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.