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About Redman Creek Recreation Area

Visitors at Redman Creek get a chance to enjoy family picnics, peaceful strolls or a day of boating on Wappapello Lake. The large park is ideal for visitors with a variety of recreational interests. Redman Creek consists of 109 campsites in Redman Creek East and West Campgrounds, the 10-site Redman Creek Picnic Area, with large day-use shelter, the Redman Creek Recreation Area with basketball court, tennis court, playground, sand volleyball courts, three separate day-use shelters, a three-lane boat ramp with courtesy dock, and a swimming beach.

Every holiday season, Redman Creek Campground hosts the Festival of Lights Auto Tour. Visitors can help decorate campsites and tour the campground to enjoy the festive lights. Other fun events are held throughout the year, as well.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the facilities at Wappapello Lake! 


Boaters enjoy the lake's seemingly endless string of secluded coves, lined with wooded shorelines. Water skiing is a very popular activity on the lake, as is fishing and hiking.


The day-use portion of Redman Creek includes the visitor center, four picnic shelters, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, horseshoe pits and more. The campground portion provides 109 full service campsites with 50-AMP electric, water and sewer hookups in addition to six non-electric boat-in island camp sites.

Natural Features

Wappapello Lake is fed by the St. Francis River and boasts 8,400 acres on a whopping 45,000-acre expanse of public land in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

Nearby Attractions

Explore the Pine Ridge Nature Trail and enjoy fishing opportunities in the lake and St. Francis River.

ADA Access: N

$10.00 - $50.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Redman Creek Recreation Area is located in Missouri
36.9274 N
-90.2838 W
Get Directions
From St. Louis: Take I-55 south to Highway 67. Go south and turn left on State Highway D. Take Highway D south for 20 miles and look for signs. From Poplar Bluff: Take Highway 60 east to Highway T. Take exit toward Wappapello Lake (north). Continue and look for signs.
4 Reviews of Redman Creek Recreation Area
Close to the lake

Nice campground. Usually full of families with children. Has a playground in the middle by the shower house. They do a Trick or Treating event at Halloween. Campers decorate campsites and the kids walk through. They also hold the Festival of Lights around Christmas time.

My short stay favorite!

When we want to camp, but not drive 3 or 4 hours to get there, we stay at Redman Creek West. Full hookups & all the flora and fauna you can poke a stick at!

Cramped campground.

I felt like this campground was cramped. We stayed at the East campground. The sites were a little closer to each other than what we are use to. The playground area was set up nicely though. Right in the middle and easy to keep an eye on your kid.

First to Review
We had a blasy

Boating, fishing, hiking. Large camp sites. Friendly