at Lake Wappapello State Park
This symbol indicates that the specified area is fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
The first structure you come to after entering the park is the park office. At this time, parking is in the front and ADA parking is in the back. All back lot spaces are level with a paved pathway and a ramp to the front entrance. One handicap space is available.
The nature center is located behind the park office. It has an accessible sidewalk leading into the building with a new kiosk and native wildflowers along the pathway. The exhibits are located high above the floor with the exception of the fish aquarium and turtle enclosure. The facility is staffed during open hours to assist visitors.
- Asher Creek Campground
This area has not been modified for accessibility and contains excessive slopes.
- Ridge Campground
This campground has three electric accessible campsites complete with extended-end table, fire ring and lantern post. Accessible water hydrants are conveniently located nearby. The dump station, near the showerhouse, is paved with lever-handled hydrants. The showerhouse has push-handle faucets, a front-transfer toilet, a roll-in shower and electric hand dryers. Laundry facilities have a 1-inch step and a 3-foot-wide aisle between the folding table and the top-loading washers. Some visitors may need assistance. Outside, there are benches on a concrete patio.
A paved path leads to a vault toilet, which is centrally located in the second loop of the campground.
The amphitheater, located just past the Ridge Campground entrance, has not been modified.
Upper Day-Use Area – Shelter 1
This mostly level area is located on a wooded hilltop overlooking the lake. An unmarked parking lot serves an accessible playground, the shelter and two flush accessible restrooms. Paved pathways connect all amenities. The shelter includes electrical outlets and lights and accommodates 75 people. It is level and includes some tables with accessible modifications. The playground has accessible surfacing, a platform, slides, etc. Nearby, water is a lever handled hydrant.
A courtesy dock is accessible with grab handles for loading and unloading; however, there are no curbs or railings. The launch has a 14.9% slope. A restroom is located on a terrace up the hill and provides two handicap parking spaces. These spaces have an average 3% slope as you exit your vehicle. Level access is to the front of your vehicle. The entrance doors have an exterior 4-foot turning radius. Inside, you'll find push-handle faucets and front-transfer toilets. Mirrors have been lowered for your convenience.
Cabins 1-7 have been partially modified to have a level parking space with an adjacent ramp to the entrance. Exterior front door handles are levers. Inside, you'll find 3-foot doorways; however, door handles are round, and the bathrooms have less than a 5-foot diameter turning radius. Some visitors may need assistance.
- Camper Cabins in Ridge Campground
Four camper cabins (22-25) are located at the south end of Ridge Campground. Camper Cabin 23 provides a wheelchair accessible ramp to the porch and interior. There is a small refrigerator that is accessible. There are no restroom facilities inside the camper cabins. The other camper cabins are not accessible by wheelchair.
Allison Point Day-Use Area
Located at the end of Allison Point Road is a day-use area and boat launch. The mostly level and paved parking lot includes several car and boat trailer spaces including an accessible car/trailer space near the vault toilet serving this area. Picnic spots are turf and are not modified for accessible use
Beach (Allison Cove Day-Use Area)
Located in the Allison Hollow Day-Use Area is the beach, which has been made accessible with handicap parking spaces, paved pathways, picnicking, playground and restrooms. A paved pathway leads to the back edge of the sand beach. This area is mostly sunny with shade available in the picnic area.
Allison Cove Day-Use Area
This area is located around the cove from the beach. Mostly level parking allows access to a railed, paved pathway with a slope of 5.4% to 5.9%. The shelter accommodates 50 people. Water is available. No other modifications have been made. Picnic sites in this area have not been modified.
The restroom is located above the lake's flood level. Handicap parking is available adjacent to a paved pathway; however, it has a cross-slope of 4.2%. Restrooms are accessible with the following barrier: a 1-inch difference between slab and pathway.
For more information, contact the park:
Lake Wappapello State Park
HC2, Box 102
Williamsville, MO 63967-9415
Last updated: January 2017