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SPILLWAY RECREATION AREA, MO

Missouri's Spillway Recreation Area is tucked in a cove near the Wappapello Dam on Wappapello Lake. The area provides plenty of recreation for day-use visitors, including boating, fishing or playing volleyball by the lakeshore.Wappapello Lake has a seemingly endless string of ...
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Overview

Overview

Missouri's Spillway Recreation Area is tucked in a cove near the Wappapello Dam on Wappapello Lake. The area provides plenty of recreation for day-use visitors, including boating, fishing or playing volleyball by the lakeshore.

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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

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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Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Apr 04 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Fri Apr 03 2015 Sun Nov 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Courts
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 04 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Apr 03 2015 -
Nov 01 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.52306, -91.6275
39°31'23"N, 91°37'39"W

From St. Louis, Missouri: Take I-55 South to US Highway 67 South to State Highway D (located just South of Greenville, Missouri). Take State Highway D south for 20 miles to State Highway T. Cross Wappapello Dam and take the first left onto a paved road and watch for signs.

From Poplar Bluff, Missouri: Take US Highway 60 East to State Highway T North. Go North on State Highway T for 22 miles and watch for signs.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SPILLWAY RECREATION AREA
10992 HIGHWAY T
WAPPAPELLO  MO  63966-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)222-8562
Additional Information
Special Events

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Wappapello Outdoors Opportunity for Disabled Sportsman (W.O.O.D.S.)
    This event held at Redman Creek Recreation Area consists of a variety of recreational activities for the mentally and physically challenged. Examples are: boat rides, fishing, archery and pellet shoot, dutch oven cooking, etc... Free to attend. on Sep 13 2014
  • Old Greenville Days
    Living history of the 1900's. This event held at the Greenville Recreation Area consists of arts/crafts, rendezvous living history, live musical entertainment (bluegrass, country, gospel, clogging, etc...) and food. Free to attend. from Sep 20 2014 to Sep 21 2014
  • National Public Lands Day (NPLD)
    Groups, organizations and individuals volunteer to help conduct trail maintenance and cleanup along the shoreline and designated roadways at Wappapello Lake. Check in at the Redman Creek Recreation Area. Free to attend. on Sep 27 2014
  • Annual Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt
    Qualified mobility impaired individuals may put in an application for a drawing to be considered for this hunt. If approved by the Missouri Department of Conservation, this event will be from Oct 18 2014 to Oct 19 2014
  • Festival of Lights Auto Tour
    This Festival of Lights Christmas Auto Tour is held in the Redman Creek East Campground. Businesses, groups, organizations and individuals are encouraged to decorate a campsite. Campsite setup and tour is free. from Nov 28 2014 to Dec 28 2014