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SPILLWAY RECREATION AREA, MO

part ofWappapello Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Missouri's Spillway Recreation Area is tucked in a cove near the Wappapello Dam on Wappapello Lake. The area provides plenty of recreation for day-use visitors, including boating, fishing or playing volleyball by the lakeshore.

Natural Features:

Wappapello Lake 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.

Recreation:

Boating and fishing are the most popular activities with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish, among other species.

Pine Ridge Natural Trail, a 3/4-mile double loop, starts at the Spillway Recreation Area and provides an excellent way to explore the beautiful woodlands.

Facilities:

This day use area includes two large picnic shelters, 8 picnic sites, a volleyball court, playground, horseshoe pits and bank fishing.

Nearby Attractions:

The extensive 33-mile Ozark Trail, starts 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
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • 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
  • No overnight camping allowed
  • For list of activities and events call 573-222-8562

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.52306, -91.6275
39°31'23"N, 91°37'39"W

From St. Louis, Missouri: Take I-55 South to US Highway 67 South to State Highway D (located just South of Greenville, Missouri). Take State Highway D south for 20 miles to State Highway T. Cross Wappapello Dam and take the first left onto a paved road and watch for signs.

From Poplar Bluff, Missouri: Take US Highway 60 East to State Highway T North. Go North on State Highway T for 22 miles and watch for signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPILLWAY RECREATION AREA
10992 HIGHWAY T
WAPPAPELLO  MO  63966-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)222-8562

Special Events:

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • 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, this event will be 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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