McCormack Lake Recreation Area

The Basics

McCormack Lake Recreation Area
MO Highway 19
Alton, MO

Phone: (573) 996-2153 (Eleven Point District Office)

Closest Towns: Alton, Winona

Directions: From Alton: Travel North on MO Hwy 19 approx. 13.1 miles. Look for the entrance sign on your left, approx. 4 miles past the Eleven Point River bridge.

From Winona: From US Hwy 60, travel South on MO Hwy 19 approx. 12.8 miles. Look for the entrance sign on your right.

About McCormack Lake Rec Area

McCormack Lake, built in the late 1930s by the CCC for rearing bass, is now a beautiful setting for camping, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing and enjoying nature. This recreation area offers semi-developed picnic and camping facilities, including eight primitive campsites offering limited tables, firerings and lantern posts. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; reservations are not available. A vault toilet is located in the picnic area.

The 15-acre lake is stocked annually, with panfish and bass being the most popular catches. The lake is a non-motorized; boat motors are not allowed. Electric trolling motors are OK. Ample parking is available for both picnickers and fisherman.

The area also serves as a trailhead for the McCormack-Greer Trail. This 4-mile trail connects McCormack Lake with the Greer Crossing Rec Area, and follows the Eleven Point section of the Ozark Trail for much of its route.

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Eleven Point National Scenic River


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