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PEOPLES CREEK, MO

part ofWappapello Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: PEOPLES CREEK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

People's Creek Recreation Area, located in the southeastern Ozark foothills of Missouri, is a great launchpad for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking or simply exploring the Wappapello Lake area.

Completed in 1941, Wappapello Lake provides an estimated $3.9 million in annual flood protection to agricultural lands and developed areas along the St. Francis River.

Natural Features:

Wappapello Lake stretches 8,400 acres on 45,000 acres of public land. Lightly wooded shorelines add shade to the scenic landscape.

Recreation:

People's Creek is ideally suited for swimming and boating activities. The lake is home to some of Missouri's most sought after game fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish. Hunters can find game like white-tailed deer, quail, doves and rabbits.

Facilities:

The day-use portion of People's Creek includes a two-lane boat ramp with loading dock, an accessible fishing pier, swimming beach and large picnic shelter.

The campground portion has an upper and lower campground. The lower area offers 38 sites with 50-amp electric and water hookups. The upper area has 19 full-service campsites with 50-amp electric, water and sewer hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore Lake Wappapello State Park or hike the 33-mile Ozark Trail, which begins just south of Sam A. Baker State Park and winds along the west side of the St. Francis River and Wappapello Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Waterfront Sites
Know Before You Go
  • 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):
36.92639, -90.28306
36°55'35"N, 90°16'59"W

From St. Louis: take I-55 South to Highway 67. Head south to D Highway. Take D Highway South for about 15 miles and look for signs.

From Poplar Bluff: Take Hwy 60 East to Highway T. Then take Highway T North and look for signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PEOPLES CREEK
10992 HIGHWAY T
WAPPAPELLO  MO  63966-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)222-8234
; 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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