at Knob Noster State Park

two kids fishing on the bank of the lakeCast your line into two small lakes (Buteo and Clearfork) or Clearfork Creek. Catfish, bass, bluegill and crappie are some of the fish anglers may catch. Fishing is available sunrise to sunset daily, except during special management activities when the park may be closed.

  • Adult anglers must have a valid fishing license as described in the Wildlife Code of Missouri. (Depending on age, some anglers may not need a license to fish.)
  • Bank fishing is the most common way to fish here. There are no boat launches; however, small boats such as canoes can be carried from the parking lot to the water and hand launched. Electric trolling motors may be used.
  • Fish Advisory for Lake Buteo: Do not eat largemouth or smallmouth bass 12 inches or larger in size, due to elevated mercury levels. For more information, visit