Wagon Train State Recreation Area comprises 746 acres of land and a 315-acre lake two miles east of Hickman. The area offers boating, fishing, picnicking and a swimming beach.
Anglers at Wagon Train State Recreation Area will find bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, freshwater drum, largemouth bass, muskellunge, redear sunfish, walleye and wiper, among other species. There is a 21-inch minimum limit on black bass. For wiper, there is a daily bag limit of three with no more than one fish 16 inches or greater. This area offers a wheelchair-accessible pier.
For more information on fishing opportunities here and at parks across the state, visit the interactive public fishing areas map. This map provides detailed information on available species, regulations, public boat ramps, fish cleaning stations and ADA-accessible boat ramps and docks, among other features in reservoirs, lakes, streams and rivers statewide. Lake contour maps are available for some lakes, as well.
All boats are welcome at Wagon Train, though a 5-mph speed limit is enforced. There is one dock and one ramp.
Wagon Train is a very popular day-use spot and offers 125 picnic tables, 109 grills and one picnic shelter.
The area has one mile of trails for hiking and mountain biking.
Wagon Train offers one unsupervised swimming beach.
Wagon Train offers 28 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups and 80 non-pad sites without electricity. Water, primitive restrooms and a dump station are available to campers. All camping is first-come, first-served. No reservations.
A park entry permit is required and may be purchased at the park, statewide Game and Parks offices and permit vendors or in advance of your arrival online. Daily permits are $6 for residents and $12 for non-residents.