Eagle Point Recreation Area

Wappapello Lake

Eagle Point day-use area provides a beautiful and grassy setting near the dam on Wappapello Lake. The park offers an accessible picnic shelter accommodating up to 80 guests, making it an ideal location for a large gathering of friends and family.

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The accessible picnic shelter fits 80 guests. The area includes a scenic overlook, volleyball court and flush toilets.From the bluff, an extended platform overlooks the lake -- a popular location for small wedding ceremonies (permit required). The new Lake View trail can be accessed here with options to go across the dam or visit Peoples Creek. The restroom and picnic areas were replaced in 2021

Need to Know

Natural Features

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

Nearby Attractions

Explore the nearby Pine Ridge Nature trail, Shell Lake Archery Trail and Wappapllo Wildflower Trail and Greenhouse areas or St. Francis River. The Mingo Wildlife Refuge is approximately 10.8 miles from Eagle Point Recreation Area. The Lake Wappapello State Park is approximately 17 miles away, and the Sam A. Baker State park is 34 miles away from Eagle Point Recreation Area.
The Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center--located near the gatehouse, south of the dam-- offers more information on the area as well as recreation.


Wappapello Lake can be a boater's paradise with a string of secluded coves, islands and wooded shorelines. Hunting, fishing and kayaking are popular activities year-round. Hiking and biking on one of the Lake's 9 trail systems provides opportunities for all ages and abilities. The new accessible Shell Lake Archery Trail is a unique destination for achery enthusiasts.  

Contact Information


10992 HIGHWAY T WAPPAPELLO MO 63966-9603

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Driving Directions

Eagle Point is not at the physical address listed above. It is on the north end of the Wappapello Dam.

From St. Louis: Take I-55 south to Route 67, then go south on 67 to Highway D. Take Highway D south for 20 miles to the intersection of D and T. Look for signs.

From Poplar Bluff: Take Route 60 east to Route T. Take Route T north for 22 miles and look for signs.

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