Holden City Lake

About The Lake

With 385 acres of water nestled in the middle of 600 acres of undisturbed land, the Holden City Lake offers some of the best crappie, bluegill, bass and catfish fishing in Missouri.  Along with fishing, people from all around enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking.  There is a boat ramp at the north end of the lake and restrooms at the north and east end of the lake for your convenience.

Every visitor must observe the rules posted on the signs.  There is NO PARKING on any grassy area; we ask all horse trailers to park at the south entrance as there is a spot that is higher and less subject to getting stuck in the mud.  

While no rifle or pistol use is allowed, located around the shores are 7 fowl hunting blind sites.  A drawing is held for the blinds with the drawing date announced prior to the season.

If you'd like to fish at the City Lake, both a Lake Permit and a fishing license are required.  

Fees for Permits:

Individual Annual Resident $20.00
Individual Annual Non-Resident $25.00
Family Annual Resident $25.00
Family Annual Non-Resident $30.00
One Day Resident $5.00
One Day Non-Resident $10.00
Family One Day Resident $15.00
Family One Day Non-Resident $20.00

A "resident" is defined as anyone living in the 64040 or 64061 zip codes.  Identification will be required to prove residency.  

To purchase your lake permit, go to one of the following locations:

Walker's Variety, 112 W. 2nd Street, Holden, MO 64040

K&A Creations, 219 S. Market, Holden, MO 64040

Brillhart Gun Shop, 312 E. 4th Street, Holden, MO 64040

Yoss Brothers, 1200 E. 10th Street, Holden, MO 64040

Shenanigans Liquor, 1646 SW State Route 58, Kingsville, MO 64061

Holden City Hall, 101 W. 3rd Street, Holden, MO 64040


Please note: City Hall can not accept credit/debit cards. Cash or checks are both accepted.

Contact Info

Allen Mensch
Council Member

Holden City Lake Sunset

Sunset at Holden City Lake


Walker's Variety
112 W 2nd St
Holden, MO 64040
(816) 732-4662

Holden City Lake
1598 SW 75th Rd
Holden, MO 64040

K&A Creations
219 S. Market St
Holden, MO 64040

Brillhart Gun Shop
312 E 4th St.
Holden, MO 64040

Yoss Brothers Grocery
1200 E. 10th St.
Holden, MO 64040

Shenanigans Liquor
1646 SW State Route 58
Kingsville, MO 64061

Holden City Hall
110 W. 3rd St
Holden, MO 64040