Clearwater Lake, located in southeastern Missouri near Piedmont, built in 1948 by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood protection, includes the main lake along with its three main branches: the Black River, Logan Creek and Webb Creek.
Fed by the Black River, Clearwater Lake provides 1,630 acres of clear recreational waters for boating, fishing, water skiing, sailing and swimming. Other activities available around the lake and at Piedmont Park include hunting, hiking and camping.
Clearwater Lake, because of its use for flood control, can be raised nearly 70 feet, which increases the surface area as much as six times. At the lake's normal level, Clearwater Lake seems to be clear of trees and brush, but when the water level is raised, the flooding of the shoreline trees and brush creates excellent places for fish to congregate.
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Clearwater Lake welcomes all boat and motor types and sizes, which allows for enjoying all water sports.
Three full-service marinas around the lake provide boat rentals, boating and fishing supplies, fuel and groceries.
Public and private boat launch ramps around the lake offer easy access to the water.
Clearwater Lake lodging options include campgrounds, cottages, cabins, bed-n-breakfasts and resorts around the lake and throughout Piedmont Park.
Please consult the Lake Resource Guide for information on lodging and other facilities in the area.
The closest major city to Clearwater Lake is St. Louis, which is 144 miles away. Other nearby cities and towns: Piedmont, Poplar Bluff, Jackson, Kennett and Arnold. Clearwater Lake flows through parts of Reynolds and Wayne counties.
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