Places to go! Greenville Recreational Area in Missouri

Spring is almost here. Time to plan for spring camping!  Yes it is above 50 and I can dream.

So are you looking for a relaxing weekend?  Hook up the RV and head to Greenville Recreation Area located on the northern end of Wappapello Lake.  This campground is perfect for the young and old!  My favorite time to visit this campground is in the spring and fall!

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Nice flat, spacious paved sites with electric.  Fill up your water tank as you pull in the campground and utilize the dump station on the way out.  Shower house is very nice and CLEAN!

Enjoy the day playing volleyball, at the horseshoe pit, or hiking on the sidewalks of the old Greenville township exploring the history of the town before it was moved in 1941.  The town was relocated two miles up the road because this low lying piece of land continued to experience flooding from the St. Francois river.

There is also a boat ramp in the recreational area if you would like to access Lake Wappapello for a day of fishing.

Important to know if you would like to visit:

Can sites be reserved prior to arrival?  Yes there are sites that can be reserved by phone 1-877-444-6777 or online and some that are first come first serve.  Visit  My experience is if you are going on a holiday weekend.  Book early!  We usually try and reserve online when we know we are going.  It is quick and easy.

Do sites have water, electric, sewer?  Electric – yes, Fresh water is available at the dump station to fill up tanks on the camperon the way in.  There are some water hookups located in various places in the campground.  There is a dump station that is super easy to get in and out to dump or obtain water.

How much room will I have at my campsite? Sites are very, VERY spacious!  Lots of green space for pets and kids to play! 

Where can the kids play?  There are a couple of playgrounds, an amphitheater, horseshoe pits, trails, and volleyball pit.  Did I mention the green space?!  Several fields available for kids to play tag, football, or baseball.  Three loops to this campground.  Nice and flat.  Bring your bikes because you are going to want to take the kids on a bike ride through the campground!

What about noise?  Very quiet and at night perfect for listening to nature and enjoying star gazing!

Where can I get a bag of ice?  Town is 2 miles up the road.  Easy ride up for ice, groceries, or firewood.  We like to eat at the Fishin Hole.  Smoke-free and the fish is good. 

What about swimming?  There is no beach for swimming but we always head up the rode where the locals swim.  Head into town and just ask for directions.  It is off of Highway 34 on the way to Piedmont.

Can I bring firewood?  There are some restrictions on firewood due to insect infestations in the wood.  Check the website to know these restrictions. 

Do they have special events? Yes check the website for special events.  The rangers sometimes do programs at the amphitheater.  There are quite a few special dates for special events on-site or nearby including their Black Powder Rendevous in April and Old Greenville Days in September.  Reserve a camping spot early if you would like to attend one of these two weekends.  These are very popular events!

GPS Coordinates?  Directions are available on the website and GPS Coordinates are available there as well.

Our dog Nick enjoying Spring.  It won't come soon enough for him.

Our dog Nick enjoying Spring. It won’t come soon enough for him.