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Posted 3/1/2016

Release no. 16-021

Andrew Jefferson

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake, in partnership with the Wappapello Lake Area Association and other partners, announce the 2016 special event schedule. We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the completion of Wappapello Reservoir and Dam. Starting on April 2, 2016, we will kick off a year-long celebration commemorating Wappapello Lake’s rich community and history. Everyone is invited to participate in these events. The festivities will take place in and around the lake area and offer something for the entire family.

  • April 2-Wappapello Woodlands Expo (WWE)
  • April 9-Bettis Ford Dedication (Greenville Recreation Area)
  • April 16-17-Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous
  • April 23-Square Dancing (Redman Creek Recreation Area)
  • April 30-Live Music (Otter Creek Band) and Country Fire Cloggers (Greenville Day Use Area)
  • May 7-Five-year 2011 Flood Commemoration (Vistor Center)
  • June 4-Kid’s Fun Day (Lost Creek Recreation Area)
  • June 18-75th Year Celebration Day (Gate House and Redman Creek Recreation Area)
  • June 25-Lawn Mower Races (Below the Dam)
  • July 1-Movie at the Lake (Spillway Recreation Area)
  • July 2-Fireworks
  • July 3- Ranger Willie’s Wet’N Wild Waterfest (Redman Creek Beach)
  • September 2-5-Annual Labor Day 25-Mile Yard Sale (Visitor Center Grounds and Highway T and D)
  • September 10-Wappapello Outdoor Opportunities for Disabled Sportsmen (Redman Creek Recreation Area)
  • September 17-18-Old Greenville Days
  • November 25-December 25-Festival of Lights (Redman Creek Campground East)

If you are interested in these events you can contact the Lake Project Office at (573) 222-8562 or look us up on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wappapello/?ref=hl. Please note the schedule is subject to change. 

Wappapello Lake 75th Anniversary