James A Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
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The James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area is located in Jackson County, south of Highway 50, near Lee's Summit. Featuring woodlands, old fields, grassland, and wetlands, this wildlife area was established in 1952 when Mrs. Nell Reed donated 731 acres of land to the Missouri Department of Conservation in memory of her husband, Senator James A. Reed. Additional tracts were purchased using federal monies and Department funds to bring the area to its present 3,084 acres. Development of the area and lake construction began in 1957. 252 acres in total have been impounded to form 12 lakes, ranging in size from one to 42 acres. The area also has numerous small ponds. Also available are boat rentals, picnic areas and three pavilions, numerous fishing jetties, two fishing docks and an archery range.
Try red worms or crickets under a bobber, small tube jigs, minnows, power baits, jigs and pigs, and top water baits out on these waters.