Fellows Lake

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. 

Permit Information

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/

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      Matt Taylor
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      Fellows Lake Operations Manager