This Missouri Department of Conservation lake offers: picnic areas; playground equipment; pavilions; hiking trails; fishing docks; waterfowl blinds; and boat rentals. Many areas are handicapped accessible.
A permit is required to launch a boat (limited to 40-HP). This is a great place to try your luck if you're looking for trophy Muskellunge (muskie).
From Springfield, Route 65 north five miles, then left on Route AA.