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Sail away on the clear waters of Stockton Lake. Fish, water ski, scuba dive, swim or just relax. Whatever your preference, Stockton State Park can satisfy your craving for water recreation.
The Stockton area's open topography creates a dependable southwest breeze perfect for sailing. Fishermen can cast their lines for bass, crappie, walleye, catfish and bluegill. Stockton State Park's marina rents a variety of boats ranging from personal watercrafts to houseboats. The park has two launching ramps, making lake access easy.
A swimming beach accommodates visitors who would rather play in the water than on it. For land dwellers, Stockton State Park is the perfect destination for photographers, bird watchers and nature lovers. All park guests can enjoy lunch at a shaded picnic table, under one of two open shelters that overlook the lake, or in the park's dining lodge.
After a fun-filled day of activity, visitors can relax and camp under the stars at one of the park's basic or electric campsites, or rent a motel room or duplex cabin with kitchenette.
For an action-packed vacation or a quiet day sailing or fishing, Stockton State Park provides the perfect natural setting.
- Stockton State Park Campground Information
Stockton State Park offers basic and electric campsites. Services include reservable campsites, a dump station, showers, water and laundry.
For reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay for weekends and major holidays from May 15 through Sept. 15.
Stockton State Park's 80-seat restaurant will satisfy even the most demanding guest with freshly prepared mouthwatering delicacies daily. Relax after a hard day on the lake with a cool beverage from our wide assortment of products or jumpstart your day on the lake with a cappuccino. We have you covered with the friendliest staff on the lake.
Want us to cook your trophy fish? Just clean it and we will be glad to prepare your catch while you talk about the bigger one that got away. For family fare at yesterday's prices, be sure to visit us and give your first mate a break today.
For more information about the dining facilities, please call (417) 276-5329
Stay inside Stockton State Park and enjoy all the beauty that Missouri's hidden gem has to offer. Whether you enjoy the cozy motel rooms or the spacious condominiums, Stockton State Park is your "home" away from home.
Motel rooms have single and double beds and will sleep three comfortably, while the condos have a full kitchen with two queen size beds and will sleep six. There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and three nights on holidays. Major credit cards are accepted. The units are open March through October.
Our full service restaurant and marina are just steps away.
Recreation - Fishing
A quiet cove or secluded shoreline is not hard to find at Stockton Lake. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including bass, white bass, crappie, walleye, catfish or bluegill. Fishing is not allowed near the boat ramps or the marina area; there are no motor restrictions on the lake.
The park has concrete boat ramps at both the marina and at Hartley Cove. There are no launch fees or motor restrictions at Stockton State Park.
Stockton State Park is a perfect venue for hosting large family gatherings and special outings. Two large open picnic shelters that accommodate up to 100 guests can be reserved at a rate of $35 per day. The north shelter, which overlooks the lake, is a reproduction of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration work done in the 1930s. The north shelter includes electrical outlets, picnic tables, an outdoor grill and access to restroom facilities. The south shelter located in close proximity to the marina boat launch, features children’s playground equipment as well as picnic tables, an outdoor grill and access to restroom facilities. If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are also three main picnic areas located off of Highway 215 as you enter the park that are open to all visitors during park hours. These areas are equipped with outdoor grills, picnic tables and have a children’s playground facility located nearby.
There are also playground facilities located in the vicinities of the south shelter and the west loop campground.
A sand beach, with a restroom and changehouse facility, is located at the north end of the park. The beach area is not supervised by a lifeguard and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Also located nearby is a picnic area with tables and outdoor grills.
Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.
19100 S. Hwy. 215
Dadeville, MO 65635