Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area

  

Located in southern Lafayette County, three miles southwest of the junction of I-70 and Highway 13. This 826-acre area is named for the 140-acre fishing lake that is in the shape of a maple leaf. The Conservation Department purchased this area in 1989 and completed the dam for Maple Leaf Lake in 1991. The lake was stocked with channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, and black bass in 1992.The open fields and wooded draws surrounding the lake are managed for deer, turkey, rabbit, quail, and songbirds through edge feathering, prescribed burning, strip disking, and fescue conversion to small grain and native grasses. Two small wetlands totaling 12 acres provide waterfowl habitat south of the lake dam. The area features a disabled-accessible fishing jetty, fishing platforms, and a covered fishing dock. A boat ramp and disabled-accessible privies are located on the west side of the lake. For more information call: 816-228-3766.