The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake would like to invite the public to attend the Grand Re-opening of the Greenville Campground at 2 p.m., May 21.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the picnic shelter with remarks by Bart Dearborn, Operations Manager; Colonel Bryan Sizemore, Commander, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District as well as other special guests and dignitaries. Following the ceremony, a historical guided tour of Memory Lane will be led by Corps of Engineers volunteer Leon Fox at 4 p.m.
The re-opening of Greenville Campground is the result of an effort to update and restore aging facilities after a straight line wind storm caused severe damage, requiring its closure two years ago. Campers will enjoy a fully renovated campground at Greenville with 107 full hook up sites offering water, electric, and sewer hookups for the camping enthusiasts. Each site has been newly constructed with utility services, concrete impact pads, picnic tables, grills, lantern hangers, and freshly paved RV pads. In addition, there will be three walk-in tent sites available upon completion of the bank stabilization project.
The campground roads have all been repaved and widened to better accommodate traffic and larger camping units. Additional paved parking areas are now available for those visiting campers during their stay. Updates also include improvements to the existing shower house and restroom facilities, updating lighting, fixtures, and water heaters to improve efficiency and better serve the public during their visit.
The back campground loop, nearing completion, will become available for camping as soon as renovations to that loop are finished. We are excited to re-open our gates and let the public see and enjoy their new park.
Camping will be available to the public beginning May 20, 2019. Reservations for the Greenville Campground can be made starting May 13, 2019 by calling 1-877-444-6777, or visiting www.recreation.gov. Reservations for Greenville Campground can also be made in person at the fee booth from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact the Wappapello Lake Management Office at 573-222-8562.