Lake Jacomo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lake Jacomo
LakeJacomo060706a.JPG
Location Jackson County, near Blue Springs, Missouri
Coordinates 38°59′02″N 94°19′38″W / 38.9839°N 94.3272°W / 38.9839; -94.3272Coordinates: 38°59′02″N 94°19′38″W / 38.9839°N 94.3272°W / 38.9839; -94.3272
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Prairie Lee Lake
Primary outflows Blue Springs Lake
Basin countries United States
Managing agency Jackson County Parks and Recreation
Built 1952-1959
First flooded 1959
Surface area 970 acres (3.9 km2)
Shore length1 approximately 19 mi (31 km)
Frozen minimally in some coves
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Jacomo /əˈkm/ is a 970-acre (3.9 km2) freshwater reservoir located near Blue Springs in Jackson County, Missouri. The lake’s name is a syllabic abbreviation for Jackson County, MO (Missouri).

The lake is located in the 7,809-acre (32 km2) Fleming Park, which is managed by Jackson County Parks and Recreation. The idea for the lake began in 1932. The Presiding Judge of Jackson County, Harry S. Truman, requested that a study be done for a potential park. However, nothing was done at that time. It was 20 years later that local voters approved a bond issue to create and develop the lake. Lake Jacomo officially opened May 30, 1959.

Recreational Activities[edit]

Activities at the lake including sailing, pontoon boats, fishing, and hiking. Common fish include crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, carp, catfish, hybrid striped bass, and walleye.

Marina[edit]

Lake Jacomo boasts a "state of the art" marina open to the public year around. This marina is the largest boat rental marina in the Kansas City metropolitan area with more than 80 rentals available. Services provided include:

  • Full Service Convenience Store
  • Bait and Tackle
  • State Fishing Licenses
  • One-Day Jackson County Boating Permits
  • Fuel and Boating Supplies
  • Three Lake Area Boat Ramps
  • Boat Waste Pump-out Station
  • Pontoon Boat, Fishing Boat, Paddle Boat & Canoe Rentals

LakeJacomo Marina

Sources[edit]