McCormack Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

At a Glance

Fees There are no fees.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Boats are allowed, only electric motors are permitted. The boat access is at the campground.
Closest Towns: Greer, MO
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U. S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 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.

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Dispersed Camping

Rustic Camping, limited facilities, vault toilet located in picnic area, no drinking water
Difficulty Level: Easy

Campground Camping

No water. Tables and grills. Vault toilet available in picnic area. No garbage pick-up; pack in, pack out.
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo
Fire InformationYes
No. of Sites8
No. of Accessible sites0
Difficulty Level: Easy


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  Area/Length : 
15 acres

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  Elevation : 
610 ft