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part ofWappapello Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Nov 23 2015   Season Dates


Greenville Recreation Area is located on the northern end of Wappapello Lake, near Little Lake Creek. The spacious campground provides entertainment like volleyball, horseshoe pits and hiking for families and friends who choose to visit.

Every year, the park puts on the Old Greenville Days event to celebrate history of the early 1900's. Live music and food are part of the festivities.

Natural Features:

Wappapello Lake, fed by the St. Francis River, has a seemingly endless string of secluded coves hugged by a winding, wooded shoreline. The public recreation area spans 45,000 acres in the southeastern Ozark foothills.


Greenville boasts a one-mile historical trail to explore. The lake is home to some of Missouri's most sought after game fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish.

Special events are put on throughout the year.


The day use portion of the recreation area includes 14 picnic sites, a boat ramp with courtesy dock and volleyball court. Facilities within the campground include showers, a playground, and 106 campsites with electric hookups. There is a dump station, but sewer hookups are not available at individual campsites.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can hike or bike down a scenic 3 mile asphalt bike trail that connects the Greenville Campground and Recreation area to the City of Greenville. Other enjoyable trails surround the lake, like the Johnson Tract Natural Area and Trail, the Ozark Trail, and the Wappapello State Park Trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Sites
  • Bike Trails
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fee booth
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • River Access
  • Showers
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; Click here for more information
  • Water hookups are available, but not at each individual camp site
  • 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):
37.10278, -90.45833
37°6'10"N, 90°27'30"W

The physical address of the park is located a mile south of Greenville, MO.

From St. Louis, take I-55 south to Highway 67 south to Greenville. From here, continue south about 1 mile and look for signs.

From Poplar Bluff take Highway 67 north about 29 miles and look for signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WAPPAPELLO  MO  63966-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)224-3884
Project Office: 573-222-8562; Park Ranger: 573-778-5404

Special Events:

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

  • 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, located 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 Class 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. 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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