Tywappity CL

  • boat_landingBoat Landing
  • entry_pointEntry Point
  • fishing_dockFishing Dock
  • managed_public_waterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • parking_lotParking Lot
  • picnic_areaPicnic Area
  • privyPrivy
  • trailTrail
  • boundaryBoundary
Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack
  • Trails
    • Hiking

About this Area

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.

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sun 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Chaffee, take Route A east to Route RA, which leads to the lake.
Area Regulations