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Register to Backcountry Camp at Lake Wappapello State Park

Contact Information

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.