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Boat Ramp Closed at Lake Harrisonville

The city has closed the boat ramp at Lake Harrisonville for the time being.

Over the course of time, the ramp has been damaged by the stress and weight of vehicles rolling over it.  City Administrator Happy Welch said it is not possible to determine how badly the ramp has deteriorated with the lake at its current level and until the extent of the damage is known, it's not possible to tell how much repairs will cost or how long they will take.  He does feel, however, that allowing vehicles to continue to use the ramp is now a safety issue for the dam structure itself and establishing other access points could potentially damage the dam as well.  He said he does not expect the ramp to be re-opened this year. 

Bank fishing is allowed, and boats that can be hand-carried can be used on the lake. 

In the meantime, the city will refund the cost of the boat permit and fishing license to anyone who has already purchased them.

Fishing at Lake Harrisonville

Register to fish at Lake Harrisonville at City Hall during regular business hours after February 16th of each year. Call 816.380.8900 for more information.

Any Cass County resident, 16 years or older, may register to fish on Lake Harrisonville when they also provide a current State of Missouri fishing license and proof that they (or their parents, if they are under 18) have paid personal property taxes in Cass County.

Costs are $2 per person for Harrisonville residents and $5 per person for Cass County taxpayers. Tax payers who are over 65 years of age are free.

You are allowed up to two guests per day. Each guest must have their driver's license and curent State of Missouri fishing license and pay $1 to the lake caretaker. Only non-Cass County residents are considered guests; all county residents must register at City Hall in order to fish on Lake Harrisonville.

Boating & Fishing on Lake Harrisonville
Boats must also be registered before they can be used on Lake Harrisonville. Boat stickers are available at City Hall during regular business hours after February 16th of each year. Call 816.380.8900 for more information.

Owners will need to provide the same items as needed for a fishing sticker and must also present a current state of Missouri boat registration or current Missouri watercraft certificate. Boat titles are not acceptable.

If your boat is plastic, you must have the lake caretaker inspect it first and bring in your inspection certificate at the time of registration. The charges are as follows:

  • City of Harrisonville - $7.50
  • Cass County taxpayers - $10

Only Cass County residents can register a boat for use on the lake. Visitors' boats or unregistered boats are not allowed.

Duckblinds on Lake Harrisonville
Drawings are held each year at the Harrisonville Community Center for the right to use duckblinds on Lake Harrisonville.  For complete information, please contact Amy Fuller at the Harrisonville Community Center at 816.380.8980, ext. 5999.

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