Wappapello Lake U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

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Lake Wappapello is a reservoir on the St. Francis River, formed by Wappapello Dam (36°55′55″N 90°16′45″W / 36.93194°N 90.27917°W / 36.93194; -90.27917 (Wappapello Dam)). Created in 1941, this 44,000-acre (180 km2) project is located 120 miles (190 km) south of St. Louis, Missouri. Its primary purpose is flood control though it has evolved into a recreational area with ample opportunities to bo

Lake Wappapello is a reservoir on the St. Francis River, formed by Wappapello Dam (36°55′55″N 90°16′45″W / 36.93194°N 90.27917°W / 36.93194; -90.27917 (Wappapello Dam)). Created in 1941, this 44,000-acre (180 km2) project is located 120 miles (190 km) south of St. Louis, Missouri. Its primary purpose is flood control though it has evolved into a recreational area with ample opportunities to bo

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Wappapello Lake timber contracts information can be accessed on the main page of the Wappapello Lake website (www.CorpsL...
09/09/2021

Wappapello Lake timber contracts information can be accessed on the main page of the Wappapello Lake website (www.CorpsLakes.us/Wappapello). Bids accepted September 8, 2021 through October 13, 2021.

Wappapello Lake timber contracts information can be accessed on the main page of the Wappapello Lake website (www.CorpsLakes.us/Wappapello). Bids accepted September 8, 2021 through October 13, 2021.

Wappapello Lake staff placed the finishing touches on the new Archery Range and Trail on September 3, 2021.  This facili...
09/03/2021

Wappapello Lake staff placed the finishing touches on the new Archery Range and Trail on September 3, 2021. This facility will be available for the public to use this holiday weekend. It is also handicapped accessible. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Boating is fun, but accidents happen.  According to the U.S. Coastguard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics report, t...
09/03/2021

Boating is fun, but accidents happen. According to the U.S. Coastguard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there were 5,625 deaths due to recreational boating accidents on 2020. That’s a 25% increase from 2019. For the complete 2020 Recreation Fatality Report go tohttps://uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/Recreational-Boating-Statistics-2020.pdf #USACEeducates #WappapelloLake #WaterSafety

Boating is fun, but accidents happen. According to the U.S. Coastguard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there were 5,625 deaths due to recreational boating accidents on 2020. That’s a 25% increase from 2019. For the complete 2020 Recreation Fatality Report go tohttps://uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/Recreational-Boating-Statistics-2020.pdf #USACEeducates #WappapelloLake #WaterSafety

Be a rock star parent by modeling safe behavior, including wearing a life jacket.  #StopTheDrownigs #WaterSafety #Please...
09/03/2021

Be a rock star parent by modeling safe behavior, including wearing a life jacket. #StopTheDrownigs #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

Be a rock star parent by modeling safe behavior, including wearing a life jacket. #StopTheDrownigs #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

08/31/2021

No more space available for Labor Day Weekend 25 Mile Community Yard Sale on the grounds of the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center. Activities will begin on 3 September and end on 6 September. The route will cover highways D, T, and AA. There will be a high volume of vehicle traffic. Be watchful and safe!

08/31/2021

Work has begun on the replacement of large culvert at Chaonia. Work is estimated to take 3 days. The Corps boat ramp on south side, restrooms, and Snow Creek Campground will be closed to vehicular traffic until completion. Plans are to reopen the gate on Thursday 2 September 2021 around 8am.

A tragic trip to the water can be prevented.  Wear a life jacket!  #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #Wappape...
08/27/2021

A tragic trip to the water can be prevented. Wear a life jacket! #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLake

A tragic trip to the water can be prevented. Wear a life jacket! #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLake

National Dog Day is August 26th. Bobber the Water Safety Dog is our favorite dog so Bobber would like to remind you to p...
08/26/2021

National Dog Day is August 26th. Bobber the Water Safety Dog is our favorite dog so Bobber would like to remind you to play it safe while having fun in, on, or near the water. Please wear a life jacket, keep your child(ren) within arm’s reach, learn to swim well, and always go boating and swimming with a buddy. A National Dog Day poster and coloring sheet is available for a limited time at www.Bobber.info. #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety.

National Dog Day is August 26th. Bobber the Water Safety Dog is our favorite dog so Bobber would like to remind you to play it safe while having fun in, on, or near the water. Please wear a life jacket, keep your child(ren) within arm’s reach, learn to swim well, and always go boating and swimming with a buddy. A National Dog Day poster and coloring sheet is available for a limited time at www.Bobber.info. #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety.

Thanks to the Sea Tow Foundation additional life jackets are available for Wappapello Lake’s Life Jacket Loaner Program....
08/24/2021

Thanks to the Sea Tow Foundation additional life jackets are available for Wappapello Lake’s Life Jacket Loaner Program. There are loaner stations at all three beaches and Redman Creek and People’s Creek Boat Ramps. More than 750 life jacket loaner stands are now available across the United States. This foundation was established in 2007 by Sea Tow founder Captain Joe Frohnhoefer. #SeaTowFoundation #LifeJackets #LifeJacketDrive #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

Proper preparation for your water-related activities is critical and should include wearing the right life jacket and we...
08/20/2021

Proper preparation for your water-related activities is critical and should include wearing the right life jacket and wearing the right gear for your water activity. #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLake

Proper preparation for your water-related activities is critical and should include wearing the right life jacket and wearing the right gear for your water activity. #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLake

08/13/2021

“Goodness Snakes” interpretive program will be held at picnic shelter #3 near the Bill Emerson Visitor Center on August 28, 2021 at 11am and 2pm. Missouri Department of Conservation Educators from Twin Pines Conservation Nature Center will introduce you to these mysterious creatures. These programs are FREE to attend.

Wearing a life jacket is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent drowning, but to work properly, it must f...
08/13/2021

Wearing a life jacket is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent drowning, but to work properly, it must fit properly. Find your perfect fit and remember a life jacket won’t work if you don’t wear it! #StopTheDrownings#WaterSafety#PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

Safety starts with you.  Make sure you and your friends always have properly fitted life jackets on while enjoying a day...
08/06/2021

Safety starts with you. Make sure you and your friends always have properly fitted life jackets on while enjoying a day on the water. Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns. #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLake

Safety starts with you. Make sure you and your friends always have properly fitted life jackets on while enjoying a day on the water. Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns. #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety #PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLake

08/05/2021

Lake St. Louis Professional Ski Team will be performing at Wappapello Lake near the Redman Creek Beach Area on Saturday August 21, 2021 at 1pm and 4pm. A hearty thank you is extended to the sponsors Wappapello Lake Area Association (WLAA) and Larry Hillis Dodge! This event is FREE to attend.

Wappapello Lake’s 2021 Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt applications are now being accepted.  They are available on Wappapell...
08/05/2021
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Wappapello Lake’s 2021 Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt applications are now being accepted. They are available on Wappapello’s website www.CorpsLakes.us/Wappapello. Once completed, please mail them back to the Wappapello Lake Management Office, 10992 Highway T, Wappapello,Missouri 63966. For more information call this office at (573) 222-8562.

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08/05/2021

Wildlife rehabilitators John and Carolyn Watkins will bring live animals they are currently rehabilitating to this FREE program on Saturday August 7, 2021 at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center. Presentations will start at 11am and 2pm.

Rivers are unpredictable and constantly changing, causing problems for even the strongest swimmers.  Life Jacket Worn…No...
07/30/2021

Rivers are unpredictable and constantly changing, causing problems for even the strongest swimmers. Life Jacket Worn…Nobody Mourns. #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

Rivers are unpredictable and constantly changing, causing problems for even the strongest swimmers. Life Jacket Worn…Nobody Mourns. #StopTheDrownings #WaterSafety PleaseWearIt #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

Children are not water proof.  Their young futures are in our hands.  Let’s make sure that they have a fighting chance. ...
07/23/2021

Children are not water proof. Their young futures are in our hands. Let’s make sure that they have a fighting chance. Wearing life jackets and seat belts do save lives. #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

Children are not water proof. Their young futures are in our hands. Let’s make sure that they have a fighting chance. Wearing life jackets and seat belts do save lives. #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

07/23/2021

Did you know that it only takes 20 -30 seconds for a child to drown and 60-90 seconds for an adult to drown. Learning how to swim and wearing a life jacket is a winning combination. #WappapelloLakeWaterSafety

We are not aware of any issues with water quality affecting swimmers.  Those that feel they have been impacted can call ...
07/17/2021

We are not aware of any issues with water quality affecting swimmers. Those that feel they have been impacted can call the Corps office (573) 222-8562 M-F during business hours of 8am to 4pm. with their information. We can then investigate the issue. Each of our beaches water quality are tested weekly while they are open for public use. So far this year, all test results have been returned without any safety issues/concerns to date.

We are not aware of any issues with water quality affecting swimmers. Those that feel they have been impacted can call the Corps office (573) 222-8562 M-F during business hours of 8am to 4pm. with their information. We can then investigate the issue. Each of our beaches water quality are tested weekly while they are open for public use. So far this year, all test results have been returned without any safety issues/concerns to date.

07/16/2021

The fish cleaning station and new restrooms in Redman Creek Campgrounds, Eagle Point Day Use Area and People’s Creek Day Use Area are open for public use.

Life Jacket program conducted at the Hilcrest Public Swimming Pool in Poplar Bluff on July 12th. Next program will be:Ju...
07/16/2021

Life Jacket program conducted at the Hilcrest Public Swimming Pool in Poplar Bluff on July 12th.
Next program will be:
July 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. by Park Ranger Andrew Jefferson and Shelia Martin (President SEMO Regional Water Safety Council).

Life Jacket program conducted at the Hilcrest Public Swimming Pool in Poplar Bluff on July 12th.
Next program will be:
July 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. by Park Ranger Andrew Jefferson and Shelia Martin (President SEMO Regional Water Safety Council).

Recreate Responsibly. Play it safe. Life jackets are jackets for life!#wappapellowatersafety
07/16/2021

Recreate Responsibly. Play it safe. Life jackets are jackets for life!
#wappapellowatersafety

Recreate Responsibly. Play it safe. Life jackets are jackets for life!
#wappapellowatersafety

If you are in need of a life jacket for a day or weekend, Wappapello Lake has several life jacket loaner stations that c...
07/09/2021

If you are in need of a life jacket for a day or weekend, Wappapello Lake has several life jacket loaner stations that can meet your needs. They are located at all three beaches, Redman Creek and Peoples Creek Boat Ramps and the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center. They are free to use. All we request is that you return them after usage. Have a safe and enjoyable recreation season. Life jackets worn, nobody mourns!

If you are in need of a life jacket for a day or weekend, Wappapello Lake has several life jacket loaner stations that can meet your needs. They are located at all three beaches, Redman Creek and Peoples Creek Boat Ramps and the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center. They are free to use. All we request is that you return them after usage. Have a safe and enjoyable recreation season. Life jackets worn, nobody mourns!

Wear it.  We are all part of someone’s family.
07/03/2021

Wear it. We are all part of someone’s family.

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#PleaseWearIt

07/02/2021
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06/30/2021

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This furry friend was found at Peoples Creek Campground. Please contact us 573-778-5404 if he belongs to you!
05/29/2021

This furry friend was found at Peoples Creek Campground. Please contact us 573-778-5404 if he belongs to you!

#TuesdayLifeJacketTip #PleaseWearIt #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns
05/18/2021

#TuesdayLifeJacketTip #PleaseWearIt #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns

#TuesdayLifeJacketTip #PleaseWearIt #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 29th and join use for Music in the Park!This is a FREE family friendly event for al...
05/17/2021

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 29th and join use for Music in the Park!
This is a FREE family friendly event for all ages and will be held at Redman Recreation Are from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
#USACE #musicinthepark

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 29th and join use for Music in the Park!
This is a FREE family friendly event for all ages and will be held at Redman Recreation Are from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
#USACE #musicinthepark

05/17/2021

This Friday, May 21, is Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! Remember to practice social distancing when you take a picture of you wearing yours at work and share it using hashtag #lifejacketatwork to promote how comfortable life jackets are nowadays.

Spanning the Salt River Valley in Northeast Missouri, Mark Twain Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rich in history ...
05/17/2021

Spanning the Salt River Valley in Northeast Missouri, Mark Twain Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rich in history and home to Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)! Mark Twain Lake is also home to the Clarence Cannon Power Plant, the St. Louis District’s only hydropower dam. Clarence Cannon provides enough electricity annually to power 20,000 households. With 55,0000 acres of land and water, an abundance of recreational opportunities await you including over 20 miles of equestrian trails available year round, primitive and developed campsites, a state-of-the-art archery range, and the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center where you can learn about the history of this unique area. Mark Twain Lake offers something fun for everyone!
#USACE

Spanning the Salt River Valley in Northeast Missouri, Mark Twain Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rich in history and home to Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)! Mark Twain Lake is also home to the Clarence Cannon Power Plant, the St. Louis District’s only hydropower dam. Clarence Cannon provides enough electricity annually to power 20,000 households. With 55,0000 acres of land and water, an abundance of recreational opportunities await you including over 20 miles of equestrian trails available year round, primitive and developed campsites, a state-of-the-art archery range, and the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center where you can learn about the history of this unique area. Mark Twain Lake offers something fun for everyone!
#USACE

Like us? Then you’ll LOVE our friend, Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersIf lake life is the only life for yo...
05/14/2021

Like us? Then you’ll LOVE our friend, Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
If lake life is the only life for you, then visit beautiful Lake Shelbyville! This 11,100-acre lake offers a multitude of recreation opportunities to fit your style. Looking to reel one in? Lake Shelbyville is known for its outstanding fishing, especially walleye and crappie, and is the perfect place to cast a line. Are you a thrill seeker? Check out the mountain bike trails, pump track, hiking trails, water trail, three marinas, and more! Or maybe you’re more of a chill seeker? Relax at the three public beaches, five campgrounds, two group camps, and numerous picnic areas. No matter what your outdoor interests, Lake Shelbyville has it all. Be sure to check out the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center for all your information needs.
#USACE

Like us? Then you’ll LOVE our friend, Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
If lake life is the only life for you, then visit beautiful Lake Shelbyville! This 11,100-acre lake offers a multitude of recreation opportunities to fit your style. Looking to reel one in? Lake Shelbyville is known for its outstanding fishing, especially walleye and crappie, and is the perfect place to cast a line. Are you a thrill seeker? Check out the mountain bike trails, pump track, hiking trails, water trail, three marinas, and more! Or maybe you’re more of a chill seeker? Relax at the three public beaches, five campgrounds, two group camps, and numerous picnic areas. No matter what your outdoor interests, Lake Shelbyville has it all. Be sure to check out the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center for all your information needs.
#USACE

Below are 7 boating safety tips for you and your family to follow while boating!#BoatingSafetySeven #PleaseWearIt #LifeJ...
05/13/2021

Below are 7 boating safety tips for you and your family to follow while boating!
#BoatingSafetySeven #PleaseWearIt #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns

Below are 7 boating safety tips for you and your family to follow while boating!
#BoatingSafetySeven #PleaseWearIt #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns

Do you enjoy live music and being outside?Then join us Saturday May 29th for Music in the Park at the Redman Recreation ...
05/13/2021

Do you enjoy live music and being outside?
Then join us Saturday May 29th for Music in the Park at the Redman Recreation Area.
This is a free family event with bluegrass and country music from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy live music and being outside?
Then join us Saturday May 29th for Music in the Park at the Redman Recreation Area.
This is a free family event with bluegrass and country music from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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10992 Highway T
Wappapello, MO
63966

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Wednesday 8am - 4pm
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Are any campgrounds going to be open for deer season?
When is the fireworks display going to be this year?
I'm curious to know what is going on near the old ball field on the north side of the spillway. I saw trails being made with crushed rock hauled in. Thanks!
Is there a way to determine when a campground will open registration early? For example, Old Greenville opened the entire month of Oct for reservations rather than the 6 months but other Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds did not. Any way to know ahead of time? Thanks!
Pulled the duck blind today....just a few sunrises over the dam from the back of the blind...enjoy
Can you tell me what this water insect is called? I was told it was a dragonfly larvae and others call it a scorpion tick. I'm not sure but they are found in the waters around missouri I know.
How do I go about getting a copy of the video that shows photos of the lake being built and has interviews with the locals that worked to help build it?
Old Greenville Days!
I have been meaning to tell you that the area around the trees at Eagle Point picnic area looks very nice . Cleaning up the brush around the trees, it looks so much better. Thanks.
Love the new signs at the greenhouse!
Is there still going to be fireworks at the lake this July 4th