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part ofWappapello Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 02 2015   Season Dates


Eagle Point day-use area provides a beautiful and grassy setting near the dam on Wappapello Lake. The park offers an accessible picnic shelter accommodating up to 100 guests, making it an ideal location for a large gathering of friends and family.

Natural Features:

Wappapello Lake is fed by the St. Francis River and boasts 8,400 surface-acres on a whopping 45,000-acre expanse of public land, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.


Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the volleyball and tennis courts.
The panorama of water sports on the lake include fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming.


The accessible picnic shelter fits 100 guests. The area includes a scenic overlook, volleyball court and flush toilets.From the bluff, an extended platform overlooks the lake -- a popular location for small wedding ceremonies (permit required).

Nearby Attractions:

Hikers of all ages will enjoy the Lost Creek Nature Trail, located in the nearby Lost Creek Recreation Area.

The Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center--located near the gatehouse, south of the dam-- offers more information on the area as well as recreation.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Scenic Overlooks
Within 10 Miles
  • Baseball Fields
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Pier
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • No overnight camping allowed
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.93833, -90.27833
36°56'18"N, 90°16'42"W

Eagle Point is not at the physical address listed above. It is on the north end of the Wappapello Dam.

From St. Louis: Take I-55 south to Route 67, then go south on 67 to Highway D. Take Highway D south for 20 miles to the intersection of D and T. Look for signs.

From Poplar Bluff: Take Route 60 east to Route T. Take Route T north for 22 miles and look for signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WAPPAPELLO  MO  63966-9603

Phone Number:

Project Office: (573)222-8562
PARK RANGER: 573-778-5404; PROJECT OFFICE: 573-222-8562

Special Events:

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • 37th Annual Black Powder Rendezvous: This is the longest consecutive rendezvous in the state of Missouri and it is held in the Greenville Recreation Area. There will be crafts, demonstrations, shooting competitions, traders and food for all representing the mid 1800's time period. Free to attend. from Apr 18 2015 to Apr 19 2015
  • Kids to Parks Day: Numerous water safety games and activities are conducted. Games for all ages such as the sack race, hypothermia game, and always exciting Tug-O-War will be available. For the younger kids there will be the Bean Bag Toss and Ring Toss as well. There will also be Hillbilly Golf and Washers to test one’s skills. A water safety tent will be present with informative brochures about Wappapello along with information on water safety featuring a wide assortment of types/styles of life jackets available to view. Activities/Games will run from 10 AM -2 PM. Free to attend. on May 16 2015
  • Kids Outdoor Fun Day: Many activities will be happening during this half day celebration. Children’s games and information booths will be located at the Lost Creek Recreation Area off CR 523. This event includes not only fishing activities, but also archery and pellet gun shooting. Free to attend. on Jun 20 2015
  • Ranger Willie's Wet and Wild Waterfest: A variety of family oriented water safety games and activities such as tug of war, PFD fashion show, O.H.I.O Challenge, canoe/inner tube racing, cardboard boat building/racing, sand sculpturing and much more will be held at the Redman Creek Beach Area. Free to attend. on Jul 04 2015
  • 6th Annual Classic Amphibious Triathlon (ACAT):This event is held on the 4th Saturday in August at the Redman Creek Recreation Area. It consists of swimming, cycling, and running. Participants can be individuals or teams with various age categories. This sanctioned event is done in partnership with the SEMO Regional Water Safety Council. on Aug 22 2015
  • Annual 25 Mile Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale: During this holiday weekend, the community pulls together by conducting a 25 mile stretch yard sale Friday through Monday along State Highway T and D at Wappapello Lake. Free setup is allowed on the grounds of the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center via a Special Use Permit. from Sep 04 2015 to Sep 07 2015
  • Wappapello Outdoors Opportunity for Disabled Sportsman (W.O.O.D.S.): This event held at Redman Creek Recreation Area consists of a variety of recreational activities for the mentally and physically challenged. Examples are: boat rides, fishing, archery and pellet shoot, dutch oven cooking, etc... Free to attend. on Sep 12 2015
  • 24th Annual Old Greenville Days: Living history of the 1900's. This event held at the Greenville Recreation Area consists of arts/crafts, rendezvous living history, live musical entertainment (bluegrass, country, gospel, clogging, etc...) and food. Free to attend. from Sep 19 2015 to Sep 20 2015
  • National Public Lands Day (NPLD): Groups, organizations and individuals volunteer to help conduct trail maintenance and cleanup along the shoreline and designated roadways at Wappapello Lake. Check in at the Redman Creek Recreation Area. Free to attend. on Sep 26 2015
  • Annual Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt: Qualified mobility impaired individuals may put in an application for a drawing to be considered for this hunt. If approved by the Missouri Department of Conservation, this event will be from from Oct 17 2015 to Oct 18 2015
  • 23rd Annual Festival of Lights Auto Tour: This Festival of Lights Christmas Auto Tour is held in the Redman Creek East Campground. Businesses, groups, organizations and individuals are encouraged to decorate a campsite. Campsite setup and tour is free. From from Nov 27 2015 to Dec 27 2015
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