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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

Camping Reservation:


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Camping at Wappapello Lake

From primitive camping to full-hookups, Wappapello Lake has everything camping enthusiasts need to get away. Camping fees and facilities amenities may differ.

Camping enthusiasts will find that there is truly something for everyone at Wappapello Lake. Both traditional and primitive camping areas are available year-round. Facilities at the campgrounds differ and may include electrical hookups, showers, restrooms, grills, tables, drinking water and boat mooring areas. Camping is permitted up to fourteen days in a thirty consecutive day period at designated camping areas. Visitors possessing a valid America the Beautiful Senior Pass or Access Pass are entitled to a 50% discount on camping fees at federal campgrounds. Sites must be paid for either at the fee booth or online prior to setting up on the campsite. See each Campground for specific payment policies and locations. Check out time for all campsites is 4:00 p.m.

Making reservations to camp at Wappapello Lake has never been easier or more convenient. The National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) has made your favorite campground as close as your telephone or computer.  Camping reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance or same-day reservations are available. All campgrounds have same-day reservation availability. Group facilities, such as picnic shelters, may be reserved 12 months in advance or same-day reservations are available (Mid-March - Nov. 1). Individuals may make up to four reservations during one transaction. Please contact (NRRS) for specific opening dates and times for all camping facilities. Reserved campsites will be released at 4:00 pm the following day, unless other arrangements have been made. Reservations must be made PRIOR TO SETTING UP ON A SITE by:

  • Calling toll-free 1-877-444-6777
  • Visiting or calling a fee booth during business hours

Primitive Camping

Snow Creek Campground:

Has 9 non-electric sites, fire rings, a comfort station, showers and potable water is accessible. The fee to camp at this facility is $10 per night. A responsible person must register and pay for the site at the honor vault. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Chaonia Campground is open all year with a 14 day limit per stay.

Island Camping:

With two large islands in the southern portion of the lake have six campsites. Each campsite is boat-in only and has a fire ring, lantern post and picnic table. The fee to camp at these sites is $10 per night. A responsible person must register and pay for the site online, at the Redman Creek fee booth or by using the honor vault at Rockwood Point Boat Ramp (during the off-season.)  Campsites may be reserved (April - October) but may be used on a first come first serve basis, check-in is at Redman Fee Booth by 4:00pm. These sites are open all year with a 14 day limit per stay.

Northern primitive camping zone:

The northern primitive camping areas have been designated on all Corps public lands south of Hwy 34 to PA 34 (access north Greenville) on the east side of the St. Francis River and on all Corps public land on the west side, north of where Hwy FF intersects with Hwy 67. Camping is not allowed in the Missouri Department of Conservation Wildlife Area north of Hwy 34. Camping in these areas is free and available year round.

Southern primitive camping zone:

Areas within 100 feet of 19 designated parking areas south of U.S. Highway 67 with no facilities.
Blue Springs and Lost Creek Landing parking areas with grills.
Sulphur Springs and Possum Creek parking areas with grills and a vault restroom.
Within 100 feet of the Ozark Trail in areas south of Hwy 67. Primitive campers are required to register at either the Wappapello Lake Project Office, the Greenville or Redman Creek fee booths.

Campground Fee Booth Information

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Greenville Campground  has 111 campsites with both same-day reservable and non-reservable first come - first serve sites.

  • Fee Booth Hours (Apr 1 - Mid-Nov.):
  • Fee Booth Phone: (573) 224-3884 
  • Sunday- Wednesday 10 am - pm
  • Thursday - Sunday  10 am - 7 pm

Peoples Creek Upper and Lower Campground has 57 campsites with both same-day reservable and non-reservable first come - first serve sites.  Peoples Creek Upper sites #39-57 are open year around. Peoples Creek Lower sites # 1-38 opens mid-April through late September.

  • Fee Booth Business Hours (Mid-March - Nov.1):
  • Fee Booth Phone: (573) 222-8234 
  • Sunday - Wednesday 11 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 8 pm 

Same day reservations may be made at Redman Creek East and West Campground. 

  • Fee Booth Business Hours (Mid-March - Nov.1)
  • Fee Booth Phone: (573) 222-8233
  • Sunday - Wednesday  11 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 8 pm