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If you're looking for a place close to home to
spend a day enjoying the outdoors, Lake Spring-
field Park offers a variety of ways to do just
that.The park's 153 acres include nature trails,
lake shore access, playground equipment, picnic
areas and lots of open space. If you'd like a day
on the water, try floating the six miles of the
James River Water Trail. You might also volun-
teer for stream clean-up, park maintenance, or
to help take care of a walking trail. There's al-
ways something to do at Lake Springfield.
Lake Springfield Park
2312 S. Kissick Road
Springfield, MO
Springfield-Greene County
Park Board
417 864-1049
Boathouse 417 895-1550
sunrise to sunset
free, except for
room, Northwoods Pavilion
and kayak/canoe rentals
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1. Take a walk near the lake and look for
animal tracks. Can you find any? Do you know
what animal they belong to?
2. Turkeys and eagles can both be observed at
the park. How are these birds alike? How are
they different?
3. What safety item must you have while in a
canoe/kayak? Can you name other items you
should take for a safe and fun day on the water?
From Fremont & Republic
Road, take Fremont south
to Briar. Turn east on Briar.
As Briar turns south it
becomes Kissick Road.
Turn left off Kissick into
park entrance on East
Lake Springfield Park
Road. The east side of the
lake can be accessed from
south Hwy 65. Exit west
on Evans Road, then turn
north on Farm Road 188,
then north again on
Southwood/Farm Road
177. The James River
Water Trail has three
access points: Southwood
Canoe Access on the east
side of the lake,
North Shore Canoe Access
on the northwest end of
the lake, and Joe Creighton
Canoe Access on Farm
Road 193, south of
Sunset/Farm Road 156.