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part ofWappapello Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Thu Mar 26 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. Click here to view the schedule of events.


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, an amphitheater, and 106 campsites with electric hookups. There is a dump station, but sewer hookups are not available at individual campsites.

Nearby Attractions:

Enjoyable trails surround the lake, like the Johnson Tract Natural Area and Trail and the Wappapello State Park Trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Sites
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • 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.

  • 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 Nov 28 2014 to Dec 28 2014
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