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Lake Wappapello In Missouri

Lake Wappapello, Missouri

Boating, camping and fishing.

A favorite in the southeast part of the state, Lake Wappapello is an 8,400-acre boating lake offering room for water skiing, fishing, sightseeing or simply going for a boat ride. There are boats available for rent - anything from a kayak to a pontoon boat. With over 175 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places to drop a line and a great place to bring the entire family. Crappie and sunfish are a big attraction here, but bass and catfish fishing are also popular here for both quantity and quality. In addition to fishing, the area is ideal for boating, water skiing, sailing, camping and hiking. Numerous places around the lake are accessible for anglers seeking to fish from the bank. Fishing boats, including canoes, kayaks, bass boats and others, do give anglers an advantage. Lots of submerged brush and vegetation is scattered around the lake and becomes good targets when the fish are shallow. Creek channels, ledges, humps and points are good areas to locate when the fish move off the bank.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Lake Wappapello State Park Campground - 573 297-3232

The Camp At Lake Wappapello Campground - 573 222-7206

Crabb & Company Restaurant and RV Park Campground - 573 222-7401

Redman Creek Campground West - 573 222-8233

Redman Creek Pavilion Campground - 573 222-8234

Riverside Campground - 573 222-8592

People's Creek Campground - 573 222-7175

Wappapello Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Lake Wappapello include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish and warmouth.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish

Click here for a MO Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Lake Wappapello State Park
Williamsville, MO 63967
573 297-3232

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