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Description - **This information provided by www.mostateparks.com

The feature attraction at Wallace State Park is peace and quiet! Located amid the rolling farmland of northwest Missouri, and less than an hour from Kansas City, this 501-acre, wooded park offers recreation and relaxation.

For recreation, visitors can fish or swim in the park's six-acre lake or exercise by hiking one of the park's four scenic trails. Benches along the trails allow visitors to sit and absorb the sights, sounds and slow pace of nature. Scattered picnic sites provide a peaceful place to enjoy lunch. For larger groups, an open picnic shelter that overlooks the lake and an enclosed shelter with a range, refrigerator and hot water are available for reservation.

For relaxation, visitors can sleep under the stars in one of the park's family-oriented campgrounds. Campground amenities include modern restrooms, hot showers, a trailer dump station and playground.

Trice-Dedman Memorial Woods, administered by the Department of Natural Resources and owned by The Nature Conservancy, is located 20 miles southwest of the park and features a prime example of northwest Missouri's hardwood forests.

For peace and quiet and a break from the fast pace of everyday life, escape to Wallace State Park.

Attractions - Wallace State Park Campground Information The park's peaceful, family-oriented campgrounds include both basic and electric campsites-a variety of which are reservable, modern restrooms, hot showers and a trailer dump station. Playground equipment located near Campground 2 and the travel camp. Walk-in campsites are available for those seeking more seclusion.

For reservations, there is a required minimum stay for weekends and major holidays from May 15 through Sept. 15.

A travel campground provides 20 campsites that can be reserved by organized camping groups of five or more. To reserve in the travel campground, call the park office at (816) 632-3745.

Special-Use Camping Area Organized youth groups can reserve the park's special-use area. It includes three areas for camping, all of which have a vault toilet, water spigot and fire ring. Each camping area can accommodate groups of 40 to 50. For more information or to reserve the special-use area, please call the park office at (816) 632-3745.

Park Gate Information Park gates close at 10 p.m. daily year-round. Campers need to be sure to arrive prior to gate closure time.

Recreation - Fishing Fishing is generally done from the shore of six-acre Lake Allaman. Small boats and electric motors are permitted. The lake is not stocked.

Swimming Lake Allaman's sand beach is popular with swimmers from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Swimming is at your own risk.

Other Amenities Organized youth groups can reserve the park's special-use area. It includes three areas for camping, all of which have a vault toilet, water spigot and fire ring. Each camping area can accommodate groups of 40 to 50. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the park office at (816) 632-3745.

Volleyball and horseshoe equipment is available for checkout at the park office. The volleyball court is located near the enclosed shelter and there are horseshoe pits at the campground amphitheater and both picnic shelters.

An amphitheater is located in the campground and features a variety of nature programs including films, walks, crafts games and talks. Nature programs are usually offered on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These programs are free and open to the public. Non-campers are invited to join the fun. Program schedules are normally posted in the park each week. To find out what programs are being offered, please contact the park office at (816) 632-3745.

Picnic Area/Playground Picnic sites are scattered throughout the wooded area of the park and near the lake, providing an excellent place to enjoy lunch.

For large family gatherings, the park has an open picnic shelter that overlooks the lake and an enclosed shelter with a range, refrigerator and hot water. The open shelter also has playground equipment and may be reserved for $30 a day, or if not reserved, the open shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use of the enclosed shelter is $35 per day and reservations are required.

To reserve a picnic shelter, please call the park office at (816) 632-3745.

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.

Location - 10621 NE Hwy. 121 Cameron, MO 64429


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Contact Information:
Wallace State Park, 10621 NE Hwy. 121 , Cameron, Missouri, 64429, Phone: (816) 632-3745
, moparks@dnr.mo.gov

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Wallace State Park - Official Site of Wallace State Park

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