The US Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of the Clearwater Lake Dam in 1948, with the prime purpose of maintaining flood control for the Black River drainage around the Poplar Bluff region. At a conservation pool of 1,630 acres, the lake is a great size for recreational and fishing boats up to 30’ long, with a keel depth of 1.5’ or less. At maximum flood level, the lake increases over 6 times in size to 10,350 acres. The Corps of Engineers maintains a summer pool at 498’, and a winter pool at 494’.
Directions to Clearwater Lake
From South and West of Piedmont:Take Hwy 60 east to Hwy 21 (~5 mi. east of Van Buren). Turn north on Hwy 21 and go ~5 mi and turn right on Hwy 34 all the way to Piedmont. To go to the dam, turn left on HH just inside Piedmont and follow HH to the dam. To go to Bluff View, stay on Hwy 34 and go through Piedmont. On the east side of town turn left on Hwy 49. Take Hwy 49 north ~1 mile to Hwy AA. Turn left on AA and go ~ 6 miles to the Army Corps of Engineers gate.
Piedmont Park Rd, Piedmont, MO 63957, USA
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