Mark Twain National Forest
401 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65401
McCormack Lake Recreation Area
Area Status: 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
There are no fees.
Boats are allowed, only electric motors are permitted. The boat access is at the campground.
U. S. Forest Service
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.
Camping & Cabins
No water. Tables and grills. Vault toilet available in picnic area. No garbage pick-up; pack in, pack out.
No. of Sites
No. of Accessible sites
Rustic Camping, limited facilities, vault toilet located in picnic area, no drinking water
Lake and Pond Fishing
Small lake for canoe and trolling motor fishing. Camping is available, vault toilet no drinking water available.
River and Stream Fishing
Trail goes around the lake and down to Greer Crossing Recreation Area on the Eleven Point River. The trailhead for the 3.7-mile McCormack-Greer Trail, ends at Greer Crossing Picnic Area also connects to Ozark Trail.