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Johnson Tract Trail

The Johnson Tract Trail is a 5 mile, primitive National Recreation Trail. This trail is open to foot traffic only and offers outdoor enthusiasts a unique view of the Missouri Ozarks!

photo: Johnson Tract Natural Area wetlands. Photo by USACOE.

Length: 5.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:


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Location: Near the N end of Wappapello Lake outside Greenville.
State(s): Missouri
Counties: Wayne
Longitude: -90.43004
Latitude: 37.09982

Driving Directions

From Poplar Bluff Missouri, travel 30 miles north to the Greenville Recreation Area exit, turn right and then left. Go north 1/4 mile and turn right onto D Hwy. Travel 2 miles to the Johnson Tract Trail Head on your right.


Hunting and trapping is allowed in the Johnson Tract Natural Area. No discharging of firearms or trapping within 500 feet of parking area and/or trail is allowed. Camping is permitted only at two designated sites located along the trail. For your safety during deer and turkey season, camping will be campsite "A" only. Fires are to be kept in grills available at designated campsites. All rules and regulations governing use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resources development projects apply.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
John Daves
Park Ranger
US Army Corps of Engineers
10992 Hwy. T
Wappapelo, MO 63966 -9603
(573) 222-8562
[email protected]



Johnson Tract Natural Area wetlands. Photo by USACOE.

Johnson Tract Natural Area wetlands. Photo by USACOE.


Trail open?

Hiked this trail early summer of 2017. Got about a half mile in or so but turned around. Counted over 100 downed trees in trail. Has this section been cleared yet? I really would like to finish this trail.

May 19, 2018


Johnson Tract Trail

Hiked the trail 11/05/2017. Corps of Engineers has a closed sign at the trailhead due to a tornado or high winds that toppled many trees which are blocking and obscuring the trail. Made the hike quite a bit more challenging.

November 5, 2017



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