About Fellows Lake Recreation Area
The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds. The WCO operates the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park to protect water resources through education, demonstration, and recreation. In March, 2021 WCO took over operations of Fellows Lake Marina and the surrounding 20 acre Miller Park.
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, trial 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 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 Manager.
Fellows Lake Assistant Manager
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.
Fellows Lake Store:
The Fellows Lake store will be 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.
During the winter months, November 1 to February 28, the store will be open Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm on most days. We will open on the weekend if we have nice weather, call before you come out if you want to rent a motorized boat.
The store will offer kayak and canoe rentals (March-Oct), motorized rentals (all year),bait and tackle, drinks and snacks.
Fellows Lake Dock:
The dock is open and we are renting slips and boats. Construction still continues to upgrade the access.
FL Recreation Area & Miller Park Master Plan
To see all the amenities planned for Miller Park, view City Utilities Master Plan.
BOAT RENTALS AND RESERVATIONS
Watercraft Rental Rates
To Make a Reservation
Call the Fellows Lake office to reserve your watercraft. 417-840-2965.
Don’t Forget Your Boater’s Safety Card
If you are born after Jan. 1, 1984 you must show a boating safety ID Card to rent a boat. Avoid unnecessary delays by getting your boater’s safety card online before you arrive.
Non-Motorized watercraft 2 hour minimum includes paddles and life jackets.
Single seat kayak
- $10/hour ½ day
- 4 hours $30
- Full day 8 hours $60
- ½ day 4 hours $45
- Full day 8 hours $90
- ½ day 4 hours $45
- Full day 8 hours $90
Motorized rentals are available. Motorized watercraft 2 hour minimum includes life jackets and fuel.
2021 Bass Tracker Classic XL 16’8”
- W/ 40hp 4 stroke
- 3 persons or 555 lbs
- ½ day 4 hours $100
- Full day 8 hours $180
2021 SunTracker Bass Buggy 16XL
- W/ 20hp 4 stroke
- 7 persons or 1090 lbs
- ½ day 4 hours $150
- Full day 8 hours $210
2021 SunTracker Party Barge 20DLX
- W/40hp 4 stroke
- 10 persons or 1,370 lbs
- ½ day 4 hours $200
- Full day 8 hours $275
- 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