PINEWOODS RECREATION AREA
Pinewoods Recreation Area sits next to Pinewoods Lake in Ellsinore, Missouri. It is an ideal location to enjoy lake fishing and scenic trails. Drinking water is not available.
The lake is located on the southeastern quadrant of the Mark Twain National Forest. The area is densely wooded.
A 1.3-mile walking trail surrounds the lake. Most of the trail has a concrete surface and is HANDICAP 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 pavilion 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.
This isn’t a large park, however the quiet seclusion makes it well worth a visit.
PARK HOURS & FEES
Poplar Bluff Ranger District
District Ranger: Doug Oliver
1420 Maud St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901