Camper submitted image from McCormack Lake Rec Area - 1
View All

Free Camping Collection

Dispersed Camping

McCormack Lake Rec Area

3 Reviews


National Forest

McCormack Lake Recreation Area is located near Greer Spring and offers good fishing and boating. It is located on paved Forest Road 3155 off of Highway 19. This site has semi-developed picnic and camping facilities. There is hiking at McCormack Lake Recreation Area also. This is a trailhead for the 3.7-mile McCormack-Greer Trail, which ends at Greer Crossing Picnic Area and also connects to Ozark Trail. The 15-acre lake is stocked annually with panfish and bass being the catch of the day. The lake is a non-motorized area; boat motors are not allowed. An electric trolling motor is permitted. There is ample parking for picnickers and fishermen. The campground is primitive with limited picnic tables, firerings and lantern posts. A vault toilet is provided. No water is available.

Suggest an Edit

The Dyrt Alerts

Get reservations at sold-out campgrounds.

Learn More


  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Rent an RV near Alton, Missouri

Find RVs Nearby


Add Review

5 Stars

4 Stars

3 Stars

2 Stars

1 Star



out of 5

3 Reviews

Delanie J.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2023

Secluded Dreamy Lake

Some people showed up for day use, but the sites were empty.  Totally alone with a gorgeous lake.

Month of VisitOctober
Glen T.
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2019

Great fishing

A really nice place to go hang out

Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

What is it...

I would not suggest this place. We looked at the site and decided not somewhere we wanted to camp. The "lake" looked sickly, with brown foam looking stuff floating on top. The fish were alive and maybe it's a Missouri thing I'm not familiar with. The sites were primitive and maintained.

  • Review photo of McCormack Lake Rec Area by Shelly S., July 25, 2016


McCormack Lake Rec Area is located in Missouri

Detail location of campground


The turn off to McCormack Lake Recreation Area is 13 miles south of Winona on Hwy 19. From Winona, MO go south on Hwy 19 for 13 miles, then go west on Forest Road 3155. The lake is about 2 miles down this road, which is drivable in any vehicle.


36.82185905 N
91.35297428 W

Open in Google Maps