Wappapello Lake Section of the Ozark Trail

The Wappepello Lake Section of the Ozark Trail is nestled deep withi the beautivul scenery of southeast Missouri. Hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders may use this section.

photo: Camp and Boots. Photo by Jim Davis. Type: Backcountry, Equestrian Trail, Mountain Bike Trail, Nature Trail
Length: 31.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Southeastern Missouri
States: Missouri
Counties: Several
Latitude: 37.23676   Longitude: -90.51352

The North Trail Head begins on Hwy 143 just south of Sam A. Baker State Park.


The Ozark Trail traverses clear Ozark streams, dry granite barrens and panoramic mountaintops, travels near wetlands and fens (a fen is a bog-like area, generally with peaty soils, that is kept constantly moist or wet by spring-fed groundwater and dominated by sedges, forbs and some shrubs), and through deep Ozark forests, providing an opportunity for trail users to experience the variety of the Ozarks.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2008

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Ozark Trail Association

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
John Daves
Park Ranger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
10992 Hwy T
Wappapello , MO 63966
(573) 222-8562



Klepzig Mill. Photo by Mark Nettles.

Klepzig Mill. Photo by Mark Nettles.


Camp and Boots. Photo by Jim Davis.

Camp and Boots. Photo by Jim Davis.

 Photo by Jim Davis.

Photo by Jim Davis.


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