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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

Making reservations to recreate at Wappapello Lake has never been easier or more convenient.  Your favorite campground and day use area can be accessed by computer or your telephone by visiting, www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777. Reservations may also be made in-person, at each campground fee booth, during operating hours. Campground Park Attendants are not allowed to make reservations over the phone.

Reservations in Wappapello Lake’s campgrounds may be made as much as 6 months in advance, or in as little advance as the same day of arrival. Wappapello Lake’s campgrounds all now have same-day reservations, which means that unreserved campsites may be reserved the same day of arrival. Reservations must be made prior to setting up a campsite.

Group picnic shelters are also available for reservation via www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777. They may be reserved as much as 12 months in advance, and as little as 4 days prior to their use during the timeframe from mid-March to November.

Campground fee booth hours range from 10 AM – 8 PM, depending upon the day of the week.   

Redman Creek Campground (sites 1-40 in Redman West and 41-109 in Redman East)

  • All campsites are open mid-March through early November
  • Fee Booth: (573) 222-8233

Peoples Creek Campground (sites 1-38 in Peoples Lower and 39-57 in Peoples Upper)

  • Peoples Creek Lower Campground is open mid-April through late September.
  • Peoples Creek Upper Campground is open year-round.
  • Fee Booth: (573) 222-8234

Greenville Campground (sites 1-110)

  • All campsites are open mid-March through mid-November.
  • Fee Booth: (573) 224-3884


The Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center Multipurpose Room may only be reserved by contacting the Wappapello Lake Management Office at (573) 222-8562.

Any additional questions regarding camping or reservations should also be directed to the Wappapello Lake Management Office.

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.