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part ofStockton Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Tue Sep 15 2015   Season Dates


Orleans Trail Campground is a shady campground located on Stockton Lake in the scenic Ozark Mountains of southwestern Missouri. The lake and surrounding landscape offer countless recreational opportunities along its nearly 300 miles of shoreline, providing visitors with many ways to explore one of the most sought-after natural areas in the state.

Natural Features:

The land surrounding the lake contains hundreds of acres of native prairie grasses, rolling hills and thick forests that turn crimson in autumn. An abundance of wildlife lives both in and around the water, including wild turkey, great blue heron, deer and bald eagles. Visitors can learn about the lake's bald eagles by attending an annual eagle-watching event during the winter.


Boating is always a popular pastime at the lake. Sail boating is especially popular and the lake hosts several races each year. The facility provides a boat ramp for easy access to the water.

The waters of Stockton Lake are home to several species of fish including small and largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, walleye, catfish and sunfish, making it an ideal area for anglers.

Several trails wind around the lake shore and through the landscape. The Stockton Lake Equestrian Trail continues approximately 15 miles between Hawker Point and Orleans Trail Campgrounds.


Orleans Trail Park offers 118 campsites, three shower houses, two dump stations, a boat ramp and a swimming beach.

The campground is divided into north and south: non-electric sites, the showers and beach are in Orleans Trail North; and non-electric individual sites and the group camping area are in Orleans Trail South. An equestrian trailhead where horses can be kept is located in the south portion.

Nearby Attractions:

The Orleans Trail Marina is located nearby with camping and full marina services available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Customers may not call the park to make reservations
  • The north side of this campground is open year-round
  • Drinking water is available during the reservation season, May 15 to Sept. 15
  • One RV and one tent or two tents per campsite
  • $3 fee for boat ramp from Mar. 1 through Nov. 30
  • Park rangers and County Sheriffs Deputies routinely patrol this facility
  • Call the park (417-276-6948) or project office (417-276-3113) for more information
  • 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):
37.65944, -93.78306
37°39'34"N, 93°46'59"W

From Stockton, Missouri, take State Highway 39 south approximately 1/2-mile to R.B. Road. Take a left and drive approximately 1/2-mile. Turn right on Blake Street, continue about 1/2-mile, and follow signs to the park area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

15365 E. OT-1

Phone Number:

Information:  (417)276-6948
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