Fellows Lake FAQ's
Alcoholic Beverages: Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in Fellows Lake and Park are absolutely prohibited.
Amphibious Vehicles are prohibited. The primary purpose of this reservoir is to impound water to supply Springfield with drinking water. The recreational activities therefore must be limited to maintain the integrity of this water supply.
Baptisms are prohibited. Baptisms have been allowed in the past; however, the frequency and size of the events were to the point of causing water quality concerns so a decision has been made to no longer allow baptisms in Fellows Lake.
Boat HP: The rules specifically state- “The horsepower (hp) on the boat shall not exceed 40 hp manufacturers’ rating on the motor head as shown on the ID plate, or the hp established by the Outboard Boating Club of America (OBC) horsepower capacity curve for the size of the boat to which said motor is attached.” This does not allow for boats with the motor/drive system elevated out of the water or removed impellors. Any boat not meeting the above requirements will need expressed consent, which is very rare, from City Utilities.
Camping: No overnight camping is allowed.
Collecting: Do you allow surface collection of legal natural items, such as leaves, shells, small rocks, and small invertebrate fossils, for personal collection on your public property, such as Fellows Lake? No. nothing can be removed from the property at Fellows Lake.
Hunting: Managed by Missouri Dept of Conservation 417-895-6880 Archery deer, youth turkey, and waterfowl hunting on CU’s Fellows Lake property is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Areas in which hunting is allowed and the duration of the seasons is agreed upon annually by CU and the MDC. CU has agreed to allow archery hunting in areas where the Dirt 66 trails are or will be constructed and in use. CU will not allow trails to be open in areas and times where firearm hunting (youth turkey or waterfowl) is permitted.
Paddle boarding is allowed at Fellows Lake. Paddle boards will need a yearly permit.