Cottontail Lake, Missouri

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Cottontail Lake is located in the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area situated in Jackson County. The wildlife area was created after 731 acres of land was donated by Mrs. Nell Reed in memory of Senator James A. Reed. The vast conservation offer a variety of activities to visitors including bicycling, hiking, camping for youth groups, dog training, exhibits, horseback riding, bird watching, and hunting. There are 12 other lakes located in the wildlife area. Cottontail Lake is great spot for fly fishing. There is a fair population of largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Hunting is also allowed, and has a good population of deer.

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LAKE SIZE:
Cottontail Lake in Missouri has 26 surface acres.

CONTACT INFO AND DIRECTIONS:
(816) 622-0900

One mile east of Lee’s Summit on Ranson Road and 1.5 miles south of Highway 50.

GENERAL:
Restrooms, Parking Lot

CAMPING:
Youth Camping Area (special permit)

TRAILS:
15 miles of multi-use trails.

FISH SPECIES:
Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, Hybrid Striped Bass

ACTIVITIES:
Fishing
Hiking
Biking
Horseback Riding

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