Pinewoods Lake Rec Area

Mark Twain National Forest



Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area is located in southeastern Missouri and is the perfect spot for lake fishing and scenic trails. A 1.3-mile walking trail circles Pinewoods Lake and provides anglers the chance to fish for bass, sunfish and catfish. Guests can also enjoy a day-use picnic shelter and accessible vault toilets in a densely wooded setting. Ellsinore, the nearest city, is only 3 miles away.


Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area sits next to Pinewoods Lake in southeastern Missouri. It is an ideal location to enjoy lake fishing and scenic trails.


A 1.3-mile walking trail surrounds the lake. Most of the trail has a concrete surface and is accessible. The entire trail is relatively flat, with no difficult sections. Circling the 32-acre lake, the trail provides views of the lake, songbirds and wildlife, and an abundance of wildflowers.

The lake offers a floating fishing pier and a concrete boat ramp. Anglers can enjoy fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish.


The day-use picnic shelter can accommodate up to 75 people. It is equipped with tables and large grills. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Trash collection service is not available; visitors must carry out all garbage.

Natural Features

The lake is located on the southeastern quadrant of the Mark Twain National Forest. The area is densely wooded.

Nearby Attractions

Ellsinore is the closest city to the campground, just 3 miles away, with a few dining options, a grocery store and fuel station.
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