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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish and warmouth at Wappapello Lake in Missouri.

Crappie and sunfish are a big attraction at Lake Wappapello, which is an 8,400-acre lake in the southeast of the state. Bass and catfish fishing are also popular here for both quantity and quality. In addition to fishing, the area is ideal for boating, water skiing, sailing, camping and hiking. With over 175 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places to drop a line and a great place to bring the entire family. Numerous places around the lake are accessible for anglers seeking to fish from the bank. Fishing boats, including canoes, kayaks, bass boats and others, do give anglers an advantage. There are boats available for rent - anything from a kayak to a pontoon boat. Lots of submerged brush and vegetation is scattered around the lake and becomes good targets when the fish are shallow. Creek channels, ledges, humps and points are good areas to locate when the fish move off the bank.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Wappapello

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish

Wappapello Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Wappapello State Park Campground - 573 297-3232

The Camp At Lake Wappapello Campground - 573 222-7206

Crabb & Company Restaurant and RV Park Campground - 573 222-7401

Redman Creek Campground West - 573 222-8233

Redman Creek Pavilion Campground - 573 222-8234

Riverside Campground - 573 222-8592

People's Creek Campground - 573 222-7175

Lake Wappapello MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Wappapello Lake
Lake Wappapello State Park
MO-172
Williamsville, MO 63967
573 297-3232

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