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geeseThe Lamar City Lake is located at 214 SE 15th Road and covers 250 acres. It is used primarily for the city's water source, although it is also used for recreational fishing. Located at the lake are picnic tables, a playground for children, a covered boat dock, and four fishing piers.

  • Fishing & Boating Fees (in addition to all state and federal regulations)
  • Daily Fishing Permit - $2.00
  •  Daily Boat Permit - $3.00
  • Season Fishing Permit - $15.00
  • Season Boat Permit - $10.00

The Lake Office closes during the winter and reopens early - mid April. All annual permits are also available at City Hall (1104 Braodway) Mon. -Fri., 8AM - 5PM, or the Parks & Rec Director's office in Thiebaud Auditorium. Day use permits are available at the self pay box on site.

Fishing Permits
Season Permits go on Sale January 1 for each new year and are good for that CALENDAR year. State of Missouri fishing fishingpermits are ALSO required to fish this lake, Barton County residents over the age of 65 do not need a fishing permit to fish. Age does not apply to boat permits.

Anglers are reminded to release anygrass carp caught at City lake or at Wheeler Park Pond, as they help keep the moss and unwanted plants down.

Boat Slip Rentals
Contact the Lake Office to Reserve one of our 16 standard or 2 pontoon size slips. Costs vary from $180 - $220 a year depending upon size.

Lengths and Limits
Lamar City Lake enforces lengths and limits for game fish. Click on the link for a BROCHURE which has a list of lengths and limits per specie.

Summer Hours: Weekdays 8am-5pm & Sat/Sun 7am-5pm
Lake Office Phone: 417-682-4476 or call the Parks & Rec office at 417-682-5851


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