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NEW in 2015: All campsites in Redman Campground will be reservable. Sites will no longer be available on a first-come first-serve basis.


part ofWappapello Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates


Visitors at Redman Creek get a chance to enjoy family picnics, peaceful strolls or a day of boating on Lake Wappapello. The large park is ideal for visitors with a variety of recreational interests, ranging from from tennis to fishing to enjoy the park's scenic overlook.

Every holiday season, Redman Creek hosts the Festival of Lights Auto Tour. Visitors can help decorate campsites and tour the campground to enjoy the festive lights. Other fun events are held throughout the year, as well.

Natural Features:

Wappapello Lake is fed by the St. Francis River and boasts 8,400 acres on a whopping 45,000-acre expanse of public land in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.


Boaters enjoy the lake's seemingly endless string of secluded coves, lined with wooded shorelines. Water skiing is a very popular activity on the lake, as is fishing and hiking.


The day-use portion of Redman Creek includes the visitor center, four picnic shelters, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, horseshoe pits and more. The campground portion provides 109 full service campsites with 50-AMP electric, water and sewer hookups in addition to six non-electric boat-in island camp sites.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the Johnson Tract Natural Area and Trail and hike the extensive 33-mile Ozark Trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Playground
  • Accessible Sites
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boat Rentals
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Courts
  • Visitor Center
  • 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
  • For list of activities and events call 573-222-8562
  • 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):
36.92278, -90.2875
36°55'22"N, 90°17'15"W

From St. Louis: Take I-55 south to Highway 67. Go south and turn left on State Highway D. Take Highway D south for 20 miles and look for signs.

From Poplar Bluff: Take Highway 60 east to Highway T. Take exit toward Wappapello Lake (north). Continue and look for signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Information:  (573)222-8233
; 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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