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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 secluded coves...

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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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; Click here for more information
  • No overnight camping allowed
  • For list of activities and events call 573-222-8562

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPILLWAY RECREATION AREA
10992 HIGHWAY T
WAPPAPELLO  MO  63966-9603

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)222-8562