Lake Wappapello State Park Article

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Lake Wappapello State Park
Lake Wappapello.jpg
Lake Wappapello as seen from the park.
Map showing the location of Lake Wappapello State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Wappapello State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Lake Wappapello State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Wappapello State Park
Lake Wappapello State Park (the US)
Location Wayne, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 36°56′38″N 90°19′51″W / 36.94389°N 90.33083°W / 36.94389; -90.33083
LAKE WAPPAPELLO STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

36°56′38″N 90°19′51″W / 36.94389°N 90.33083°W / 36.94389; -90.33083
[1]
Area1,854.23 acres (7.5038 km2) [2]
Elevation420 ft (130 m) [1]
Established1956
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Lake Wappapello State Park

Lake Wappapello State Park is a public recreation area consisting of 1,854 acres (750 ha) bordering Lake Wappapello in Wayne County, Missouri. The state park features two campgrounds, trails for hikers, bikers, backpackers, and equestrians, and swimming, fishing, and boating on the lake. [3]

History

Lake Wappapello was created when, beginning in 1938, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the St. Francis River for flood control purposes. The state began leasing land bordering the lake for use as a state park in 1956. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Lake Wappapello State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "State parks...estimated acres" (PDF). Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lake Wappapello State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "General Information: Lake Wappapello State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved April 13, 2018.

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