Park phone number: 573-297-3232
Emergency number: 911
Dispersed camping is permitted anywhere along Lake Wappapello Trail. There is also a backpack camp located on the trail for larger groups.
Backpackers must register before starting their trip. Camping is free, but registration is required.
- Campfires are prohibited. Stoves must be used for cooking.
- Cutting implements such as saws and hatchets are not allowed on the trail.
Overnight parking for hikers is allowed at the main trailhead. Trailhead location: 36.94683, -90.34408
The Wappapello Section of the Ozark Trail can be accessed near the park -- For more information about backcountry camping on the Ozark Trail, visit this link.