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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

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.

  • 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 Aug 29 2014 to Sep 01 2014
  • 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 13 2014
  • 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 20 2014 to Sep 21 2014
  • 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 27 2014
  • 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. from Oct 18 2014 to Oct 19 2014
  • 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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