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Mailing Address:
Wappapello Lake Project Office
10992 Highway T
Wappapello, MO 63966-9603

Project Office: (573) 222-8562
Visitor Assistance: (573) 778-5404
24-Hour Info Hotline: (573) 222-2139
Toll-Free: 877-LAKEINFO

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Youth & Mobility Impaired Outdoor Activities

The improved habitat will benefit our partnerships with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and other agencies. In cooperation with these partners, we host three annual events that include activities to foster the love of outdoors in people.


  • Youth Turkey Hunt: This NWTF sponsored event provides up and coming hunters with opportunities to participate in a spring turkey hunt. The USACE provides locations and personnel to assist with the event. Ten selected youth spend the weekend at SEMO youth camp and are taken out by volunteers and USACE employees who guide for the young hunters. This experience gives youth the opportunity to get out in the woods, learn safe hunting practices and make lasting memories.


  • The Annual Wappapello Outdoor Opportunities for Disabled Sportsman Event (W.O.O.D.S.): The USACE in coordination with the NWTF, MDC, the Independent Living Center of Poplar Bluff and other community volunteers provide a fun day of free fishing and outdoor sport activities for mentally and physically challenged people. This event is typically scheduled for the Saturday after Labor Day Weekend. Call the Wappapello Lake Project Office for information at 573-222-8562.


  • The Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt: Prior to the November firearm Deer Season opening, 25 hunters with mobility impairments are given the opportunity to go out and try to harvest a deer. The hunters meet and camp together for the weekend and enjoy good food and good camaraderie. This event is held in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wake Foundation, Missouri Department of Conservation and local volunteers. The application process will begin on August 1. If you received an application last year you will receive on this year as well.

For more information on these special activities, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wappapello Lake Project Office at 573-222-8562.

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