Special-Use Camping Area 2

at Stockton State Park

Located just north of the Hartley Area boat launch, this area 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. A vault toilet is available in this area year-round. Water is available during the on-season. There are three picnic tables and a fire ring. When not reserved, this area is open for day use on a first-come, first-served basis.

A more primitive special-use camping area is located near the North Shelter.

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