There used to be a shelter house/bathrooms on top of that hill. It got little use and was neglected. A few years ago I would park there and walk across the dam to get to tasty and trim. One day i showed up and there was a fully stripped out stolen f250 in that lot. About a 2 years later they shut down the entrance to the lot. You can see where some people have still cut up through there.
Anyway, there used to be a good sized beaver lodge on the south side of the pond. Not sure about fishing but when the water gets low you can see some old 55 gallon barrels out there so its iffy at best.
I would check out James a Reed or Lake Odessa for fishing, I also see a lot of guys at the damn off Colbern Rd, Prairie Lee that feeds into Lake Jackson County Missouri.
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