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Edwin A. Pape Lake

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The 245-acre lake located three miles south of Concordia was constructed in 1967 and dedicated on May 26, 1968, in honor of Edwin A. Pape, a former mayor of Concordia who, along with many others, was dedicated to seeing the lake created to help supply the city with water.


The lake has 12.6 miles of shoreline and a storage capacity of 1.12 billion gallons. It drains a watershed of approximately 5,340 acres and also which consists of rural agricultural farmland, grass pasture, and forested area. Over the years, the lake has become home for a variety of wildlife, including pelicans, eagles, and Canadian geese. There is a boat ramp and handicapped fishing jetty.


The lake also provides good waterfowl hunting during the fall. Contact Concordia City Hall at 660-463-2228 for further information about duck/goose hunting at the lake.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation manages the lake for fishing and the Lake Advisory Board assists with needed improvements.

Shelter Reservations

Shelters may be reserved by contacting Concordia Parks and Recreation at 660-463-4277.
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