Tywappity Community Lake

About this Area

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Total Acres

Tywappity CL

Tywappity CL
Missouri Department of Conservation

Tywappity Community Lake is located in Scott County, near the towns of Cape Girardeau, Chaffee, Scott City, Benton, and Oran. The Conservation Department acquired the property for the lake in 1957 from several local landowners.
The area now consists of 147 acres of woodland and 37 acres of surface water. Memphis silt loam soils predominate here and support a wide variety of tree, shrub and plant life, which in turn, helps support a diversity of wildlife.
Management of the area is directed toward protecting the watershed and providing recreational facilities. A large grassy area near the lake has a pavilion, grills, and picnic tables. A boat ramp and privies are also provided.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Camping
    • Special Use Permit Required
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Fishing DockFishing Dock
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Chaffee, take Route A east to Route RA, which leads to the lake.
Area Regulations