Missouri Outdoors

Lake Jacomo

Lake Jacomo a great place for fishing, boating, hiking, and family fun
Lake Jacomo and Marina
Photo by Scott Catron

This magnificent 970 acre lake is one of three awesome lakes in Jackson County, Missouri.  Located in the 7,800 acre Fleming Park, Lake Jacomo shares the park with Blue Springs Lake.  Formation of Fleming Lake was conceived by the Presiding Judge of Jackson County, Harry S. Truman in 1932, but was not funded by voters until 20 years later.  Completed in 1959, the lake is managed by Jackson County Parks and Recreation.  The name Jacamo is a syllabic abbreviation for Jackson County, MO

Boating on Lake Jacomo

Boasting its own marina, the lake is a  fast-paced place for water fun such as fishing, boating, and sailing in Sail Boat Cove.  The marina offers, concessions, boat rental, tackle, lakeside gasoline, bait and dock fishing.  Lake Jacomo boasts three boat ramps for easy access.  Popular among the fishermen, you'll find Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Carp, Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass and Walleye.  The maximum horsepower for boats on Lake Jacomo is 25 horsepower with the exception of pontoon's which which can operate 40 hp motors.  Boat and motor permits are required.

 

 

Camping at Lake Jacomo

Lake Jacomo near Kansas City a great place for boating and fishing
Sailing on Lake Jacomo near Kansas City

Camping sites and picnic shelters are available scattered around the lake.  There are 57 camping sites around Lake Jacomo and Fleming Park capable of handling RV's and tent campers.  Some of these campsites provide showers, vending machines, firewood, and ice.  Picnic shelters offer sheltered picnic tables with grills as well as playgrounds for the children.

Hiking and Walking Trails at Lake Jacomo

Fleming Park nature trails offer the opportunity for walkers to visit interesting geological formations and travel through wet meadows and forest canopies.  The trails also lead to the Missouri Town 1855 living farm exhibit, depicting farming life and home-making skills of the mid 1800's.  A great idea for school field trips, students can tour the 25 restored buildings of this living history museum as they interact with costumed interpreters explaining the customs of the times.

Also located in the park is the Kemper Outdoor Education Center.  This nature center houses a water garden, rock and fossil displays, butterfly garden, wildlife exhibits, natural resourced library, arboretum, and a large pond providing visitors with all sorts of nature themed activities. 

As you can see Lake Jacomo and Fleming Park offer Missouri tourists and residents a great outdoor experience.  There is something for everyone to enjoy and activities that will keep you coming back year after year.