US Army Corps of Engineers
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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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Volunteering: A vital contribution at Wappapello Lake!

Volunteers make vital contributions to our missions at Wappapello Lake. Individuals, groups and organizations donate valuable time and talent to Wappapello Lake. As a volunteer, you get great rewards from what you do. Meeting people, gaining valuable work experience, helping others and a flexible work schedule are just a few of those benefits. Volunteers provide valuable services which help us to continue to provide quality services to our visitors.  

Partnering volunteer organizations such as the Wappapello Lake Area Association, contributes time and resources each and every year to aid the Corps of Engineers and the Community by providing countless volunteer hours and resources to provide community events such as the Wappapello Woodlands Expo, the Independence Day Celebration and the Festival of Lights Auto Tour. Additionally, organizations such as the Wake Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation help make events such as the Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt and The W.O.O.D.S. (Wappapello Outdoor Opportunity for Disabled Sportsmen) possible.  

Mingo Job Corps has proved to be a valuable resource for the Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake. They provide assistance for many special events each year to include; Black Powder Rendezvous, Earth Day, Kids Fishing Derby, W.O.O.D.S., Old Greenville Days and National Public Lands Day. They also assist with trail building, maintenance, and other building projects. Without volunteers like this, many activities would not be possible.

While visiting the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center you will be greeted by our volunteer staff. Across Wappapello Lake you will see many volunteers working in our parks doing tasks such as park maintenance, fire pit cleaning, special event assistance and many other meaningful tasks. 

Our volunteers are a values part of our team, if volunteering is for you, please contact: The Wappapello Lake Project Office at (573) 222-8562. If you are interested in volunteering at other Corps projects, contact the Volunteer Clearing House at 1-800-FALTER or go to