Special-Use Camping Area 1

at Stockton State Park

a fire ring and picnic table in a wooded areaThis special-use area, located near the North Shelter, is available by reservation only and may be reserved by calling the park office at 417-276-4259. Organized youth groups (Scouts, 4-H, church, etc.) have priority. There is no water, electricity or restroom facility in this area. There are two picnic tables and a fire ring.

A special-use area with water and a vault toilet is located just north of the Hartley Area boat launch.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round

Beach hours

Season: May 26 through Sept. 4
Hours: sunrise to sunset