Spillway Recreation Area

    Wappapello, Missouri

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    Wappapello Lake's Spillway Recreation Area is nestled along the St. Francis River near the Wappapello Dam. The area provides plenty of recreation for day-use visitors, including boating, fishing or playing volleyball.

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    Boating and fishing are the most popular activities with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish, among other species.

    Pine Ridge Natural Trail, a 3/4-mile double loop, starts at the Spillway Recreation Area and provides an excellent way to explore the beautiful woodlands.


    This day use area includes two large picnic shelters, 8 picnic sites, a volleyball court, playground, horseshoe pits and bank fishing.

    Natural Features

    Wappapello Lake has a seemingly endless string of secluded coves hugged by a winding, wooded shoreline. The public recreation area spans 45,000 acres in the southeastern Ozark foothills.

    Nearby Attractions

    The extensive 33-mile Ozark Trail, starts just south of Sam A. Baker State Park and winds along the west side of the St. Francis River and Wappapello Lake.


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