North Dade 193
Dadeville, MO 65635
About Stockton Lake
Stockton Lake is a popular recreational reservoir stretching from St. Louis County, Missouri, USA, south of the Missouri River. Even if you may not be as well off - as you might think - it is still a great place for anyone who wants to enjoy the water and nature.
Stockton Lake was built when the US Army Corps of Engineers built the Stockton Dam, closed off the Sac River and the Little Sacramento River, and created this beautiful lake. In December 1971, it reached its maximum capacity of 1.5 million cubic feet per second (mb / s) of water and reached a maximum depth of 2,000 m at its lowest point.
Stockton Lake was built to provide hydro power and flood protection for the area in southwest Missouri. The lake stretches 298 miles along the shoreline and is crossed by the Missouri River, the Little Sacramento River and the Stockton River. In 1998, it became the second largest freshwater lake in the United States after the Great Lakes. It is best known for its picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, its beautiful lakefront promenade and its watchtower, to name a few.
The lake is known for being particularly good for fishing, and anglers have caught some of the largest fish in the United States, as well as the largest perch and trout in the world.
Even if you are not an avid angler, there are many opportunities to enjoy the extensive water. Take a relaxing boat trip to explore the numerous bays and lakes, or take a day trip to the nearby Lake of the Ozarks.
Those who prefer to go faster can go water skiing, windsurfing or jet skiing; or those who prefer to go faster can also ski, kayak and even jet ski.
Those who love sailing will love Stockton Lake; known as one of the best lakes in Missouri, this windy expanse offers great sailing conditions. If you have never sailed before, you can book private sailing lessons, or if you do, diving is also a popular activity depending on the season.
Stockton Lake has a variety of parks and campsites, making a visit to the lake comfortable and enjoyable. Stockton State Park is located on a peninsula that separates the two arms of this lake.
The 2,176 hectare park includes campgrounds, cabins, restaurants and a marina, as well as a number of hiking trails, a picnic area, an amphitheatre, waterfalls, picnic areas and much more.
In addition to State Park, there are 14 other recreational areas around the lake, 12 of which are managed by the Corps of Engineers and the other two operate a full-service marina. The park also features a number of picnic areas, hiking trails, a picnic area, an amphitheater, waterfalls, picnic facilities and much more. Most campsites have campsites, but the marinas of the engineering firm also offer camping facilities.
The three marinas are the only commercial settlements around the lake, but the area around Stockton Lake also offers many outdoor activities.
Hiking, golfing and hunting are also popular, and a 15-mile trail provides a great place to ride. The public area is also open for hunting, with a waterfowl sanctuary managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Hunters will find a variety of duck, goose, turkey and other birds in the area, as well as a large number of birds of prey.
Stockton Lake and surrounding towns host some interesting annual events, and the Stockton Yacht Club hosts a variety of sailing regattas.
Other unique and fun events in the area include the Bluegrass Festival and the Black Walnut Festival. Bird and animal lovers can also enjoy the eagles, which observe the fascinating and majestic bald eagles in their natural habitat by the lake.
Stockton Lake offers countless opportunities for fun, and whether you like fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, fishing or other outdoor activities, it will certainly bring back some great memories.