If your anywhere near Northern Missouri and you like to fish then Hazel Creek Lake needs to be on your list of lakes to visit. Owned by the City of Kirksville, Hazel Creek Lake is one of two municipal water supply lakes. The lake covers 530 acres and was formed by a dam completed in the summer of 1981.
The impoundment filled to full pool in the spring of 1984. Surrounded by city-owned property, the reservoir provides a good setting for fishing, hunting, and bird watching. Since enrollment in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Community Assistance Program, The Department of Conservation has constructed one courtesy dock, two parking lots, two boat ramps and two privies making this a must fish lake.
Hazel Creek Lake is located 4 miles north of Kirksville, Mo. and 2 miles west of Hwy.63. Go north from Kirksville until you see the Hazel Creek CA sign on the east side of the highway, turn left (west) at the gravel road.
Hazel Creek Lake is closed to the public from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. daily, however, hunting, fishing, launching boats, and landing boats are permitted at any time. The dam and overflow channel are closed to the public