Lake Wappapello State Park

Lake Wappapello is popular with fishermen who cast their lines in hopes of reducing the excellent population of white bass, crappie and bluegill, as well as largemouth bass and catfish.

Nestled in the southeast region of Missouri, Lake Wappapello State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities ranging from an exciting day on Lake Wappapello to a quiet stroll through the Ozark forest.

On-shore recreation options include miles of hiking, backpacking, equestrian and all-terrain bicycle trails. Visitors can enjoy lunch in two picnic areas, which include picnic sites, shelters and playground equipment.

Two campgrounds — one perched on the ridge and one nestled near the lake — offer basic and electric hookup campsites, hot showers, modern restrooms and laundry facilities. Eight modern cabins with kitchens, perfect for families, can be reserved for use.


The park is a popular fishing spot and offers a wide variety of fish species. Common types caught are crappie, bass and catfish. Fishing is allowed in all areas of the park except at or near boat ramps and the swimming beach. Even though most areas close at dark, the facility allows night fishing at specific locations throughout the park. The best fishing months at this park tend to be February, April, May, June, September and October

Picnic Area/Playground

The park has three picnic areas and two playgrounds for visitor use, free of charge.

The park offers a swimming beach at the Allison Cove day-use area. The beach is open for the season and can be accessed from sunrise to sunset.
HC 2, Box 102
Williamsville, MO 63967

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