Fellows Lake Recreation Area
Fellows is an 860-acre lake created in 1955 by the impoundment of the Little Sac River. It is the main source of drinking water for Springfield. Fellows Lake has a family-friendly atmosphere with a 40 hp maximum boat motor limit. Sport fishing opportunities include bass, crappie, walleye, and muskie. Trailspring and Ozark Greenways have created Dirt 66 natural surface trails for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking bringing new visitors to the park, and the Miller Park Master Plan outlines upgrading amenities, recreational opportunities, and educational opportunities.
Watershed Committee Executive Director, Mike Kromrey, is looking forward to taking on the marina and educating lake users about invasive zebra mussels and hydrilla plants, fish species, and the need to protect the area’s water. He said, “We will strive to continue the customer service out there that people have come to expect. We also want to further our mission of not only connecting people with the lake but connecting them with information and actions we have to do to keep our water clean.”
Fellows Lake Store & Dock
The Fellows Lake store is open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset, from March 1 to Oct. 31 and is located at the top of the hill as you drive in at Gate 3.
The store offers kayak, canoe, and sailboat rentals (March-Oct), motorized rentals (all year), bait and tackle, drinks, and snacks.
The dock is open! And we are renting slips and boats. Construction still continues to upgrade the access.
Motorized and non-motorized boat permit/decals renew on April 14th and will be available at the Fellows Lake store.
- Day Pass $10
- Non-Motorized Annual Pass $20
- Motorized Annual Pass $35
You can purchase permits at the Fellows Lake store. Permits will be applied by Fellows Lake staff after inspection of the vessel.
Springfield Sailing Club
The mission of the Springfield Sailing Club is to encourage and promote the sport of safe sailing, regardless of one’s abilities, and to educate about the need for duty of environmental stewardship to all the natural resources that make this sport possible at Fellows Lake as well as its surroundings.
Background: The Springfield Sailing Club was formed by Fellows Lake Operations Manager Matt Taylor and other passionate sailors who wanted to bring a sailing program to Fellows Lake.
You can learn more and join the Springfield Sailing Club here: https://fellows-lake-llc.square.site/
- February 6, 2023:
The Bull Hiking Fellows Lake
- September 21, 2022:
105.1 The Bull Fellows Lake, Part 1
- September 21, 2022:
105.1 The Bull Fellows Lake, Part 2
- August 25, 2022:
Springfield Daily Citizen Fellows Lake is entering a new era of recreation. Will City Council OK paddleboards?
- May 16, 2022:
Rural Missouri Fun at Fellows Lake
- March 25, 2022:
Springfield Daily Citizen You can now rent a sailboat and take sailing lessons on Fellows Lake
- February 14, 2022:
Springfield Daily Citizen Five easy trails within 1 hour of Springfield
- August 5, 2021:
Springfield News-Leader Renewed sailing program at Fellows Lake receives donation of $15,000 and a sailboat
- May 11, 2021:
Springfield News-Leader Lumber shortage due to Covid-19 pandemic delays construction at Fellows Lake Marina
- February 15, 2021:
KSMU Fellows Lake-Historical Connection to Ozarks Watershed
- February 5, 2021:
Springfield News-Leader Fellows Lake Marina gets $75,000 loan from Community Foundation of the Ozarks
- January 24, 2021:
Springfield News-Leader Fellows Lake update: Dock delayed. Phase 1 of trail-building, marina store on schedule
- January 8, 2021:
KY3 Big Changes Coming to Fellows Lake
Fellows Lake staff can be reached by filling out the Contact Us form or calling Fellows Lake office at 417-840-2965.
Fellow Lake Staff
Fellows Lake Operations Director
Fellows Lake Operations Manager