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Welcome to Stockton Lake!

Stockton LakeThe Stockton Lake Association would like to welcome you to the most pristine lake in the area, our lake. Stockton Lake offers beautiful scenery with three hundred miles of unspoiled shoreline and 25,000 acres of clean clear water. This lake is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Wildlife is abundant along the shoreline and varies depending on the time of year you visit. You can see deer at the waters edge, turkey crossing the road and geese raising their young along the shore. Bald eagles are frequently sited, having made Stockton Lake their home.

Stockton is the perfect family lake. There is something for everyone. Water-skiers and wake boarders can usually find a protected cove through the day and always in the evening. Fishing is great, Stockton has become one of the best walleye fishing lakes in the Midwest. Stockton Lake is rated one of the top 10 sailing lakes in the United States. Steady breezes and open water make for great runs up and down the lake. There are many campgrounds around the lake and surrounding area for those of you that want to be one with nature.

Our Area is growing, but is a long way from being crowded and overpopulated. The clean clear water makes those refreshing dips on a hot summer day quite enjoyable. We are very proud of our lake and hope you will come and enjoy it and our Ozark hospitality.

Stockton Lake Project Data


Type – Rockshell with impervious core
Length – 5,100 feet
Height – 153 feet above the stream bed
Width – 30 feet at the crown
Width – 750 feet at the base


Generator capacity – 1 generator rated at 45,200 kilowatts
Turbine capacity – 71,800 rated h.p.


Elevation feet above mean sea level:
Top flood control pool – 892
Top multipurpose power pool – 867


Flood control storage – 782,000 acres
Conservation and power storage – 892,000 acres
Total storage available – 1,674,000 acres

Stockton Lake Information

Pricing Subject to Change

Resident Permits

Hunting & Fishing – $22
Resident Fishing – $12
Small Game Hunting – $12
State Waterfowl Stamp – $4
Spring Turkey – $20
Fall Firewarm Turkey – $15
Fall Archery Deer & Turkey – $23
Firearm Deer – $20

Non-Resident Permits

Fishing – $42
Fishing, per day – $7
Small Game Hunting – $80
Spring Turkey – $190
Fall Firewarm Turkey – $110
Firearm Deer – $225
Archery Hunting – $225

Game fish Length Limit Daily Limit Possession Limit
Crappie 10" 15 60
Black Bass 15" 6 12
White Bass None 15 30
Walley & Sauger 15" 4 8
Channel & Blue Catfish None 10 20
Flathead Catfish None 5 10
Bluegill 25lbs. + 1 fish
Black Bass in streams - Memorial Weeking to Feb. 28 in specified zone.

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Some people say Stockton Lake is the best kept secret in Missouri, and they may be correct. But now the secret is out. Stockton Lake is 25,000 acres of beautiful, clear clean water. With over 300 miles of coastline and secluded, quiet and uninhabited coves for your enjoyment, the lake has something for everyone.