Wilderness Lake is a premium development located in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. Access to a private lake as well as thousands of acres of National Forest make these tracts special properties you will be proud to own.
ALL Wilderness Lake parcels have access to the Mark Twain National Forest as well as private access to Wilderness Lake (Nichols Lake). Some parcels even have frontage directly on the National Forest with others having frontage directly on the common area around the small lake.
The area was logged about 10 years ago. Although there is some mature timber much of the land is covered with smaller trees.
Access to Wilderness Lake is via County Road 580. Once on the development the road becomes private with access only for property owners. A modest fee of $15 a month covers the road maintenance and common areas including the lake and the miles of roads and trails within the development.
Wilderness Lake was designed with one thing in mind…our buyers. We have gotten numerous calls and emails over the years asking for large parcels in a nice development with MINIMAL RESTRICTIONS. Parcels in Wilderness Lake were designed specifically for the buyer who is budget and value conscious.
All Parcels in Wilderness Lake come with access to the lake itself as well as to the Mark Twain National Forest. Parcels in Wilderness Lake are very limited so claim yours today! All Wilderness Lake parcels come with a 50% interest in mineral rights as well as full water and timber rights.
What can you do on your new property at Wilderness Lake?
- Build a home or cabin
- Use your camper trailer while on the property
- Build a base camp for trips into the National Forest
- Live year around in your cabin or home
- Make it your vacation destination
- Bring family and friends to share the experiences
- Fish in the lake
- Hike the trails
- Bring your horses
What can’t you do on your new property at Wilderness Lake?
- No mobile homes
- No commercial animals (horses are allowed)
- No hunting on common areas or shared roadways
To get to Wilderness Lake from Winona, Missouri simply go south on Highway 19 for about 2 1/2 miles. Then go east on County Road 580 for about 2 1/4 miles. You will see the two blue gates on the east side (left side) of the county road. The gates may be closed and they may appear to be locked but they are not locked. Feel free to go right in and check out the available tracts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the property located?
Wilderness Lake is located in Shannon County, Missouri. It is approximately 5 miles southeast of the town of Winona.
What is the terrain on the property? Flat? Steep?
The Ozarks are known for varying terrain. Wilderness Lake contains flat areas, moderatlely steep areas and everything in between. No part of Wilderness Lake is too steep to be usable.
What is the average temperature throughout the year?
The Ozarks are known for mild winters and pleasant summers. We have been known to get snow but it usually is melted and gone within a day or two.
What does each property look like?
Each tract is different. Please refer to the pictures and video of any tract to see exactly how it looks.
What towns are the closest to the property?
The closest town is Winona, Missouri. Other nearby towns include Eminence (county seat), and Mountain View, Missouri.
What improvements have been made?
Wilderness Lake is a rural development. Electricity is within the development and runs directly past a number of tracts. The lake is open to use by property owners and their guests. Property owners and their guests also have full use of the large easement area around the lake and any shared roads and trails within the development.
What do buyers generally plan to do with their property?
Most buyers will use their property as a vacation or recreation destination and may plan to build at some point in the future. Some buyers never plan to build and only intend to use their property for camping, hunting and recreation.
Do I have to drill a well?
No, you are not required to drill a well. If you require a permanent water source you may use a cistern (storage tank) or dig your own well. Drilled wells are of course permitted but most buyers find they aren’t necessary until they decide to build a home or large cabin.
What are the septic restrictions?
Currently there are no specific septic restrictions. You are permitted to install your own septic. Lagoons are also permitted as long as no runoff leaves your property.
Is there a Property Owners Association?
Wilderness Lake is currently managed by the developer. After a majority of the parcels are sold control may be turned over to the Wilderness Lake Property Owners Association. Monthly fees of $15 cover care and maintenance of the roads, trails, lake and common areas within the development.
Why are some properties in Wilderness Lake more expensive than others?
Each property is priced individually. Properties that have direct frontage on the common areas or the National Forest will be higher in price. Other factors that affect price may include: building sites, views, terrain, access and any special features a property may have.
To see a short video of the lake and the camping area adjacent to the lake please click on the photo above.
Distances from Cities and Towns
- 5 Miles to Winona, MO
- 16 Miles to Birch Tree, MO
- 18 Miles to Eminence, MO
- 23 Miles to Alton, MO
- 28 Miles to Mountain View, MO
- 28 Miles to Van Buren, MO
- 42 Miles to Mammoth Spring, AR
- 55 Miles to Poplar Bluff, MO
- 125 Miles to Springfield, MO
- 130 Miles to Branson, MO
- 135 Miles to St. Louis, MO
- 225 Mile to Kansas City, MO
Winona, Missouri is a small town with several amenities of a large town. Restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and shopping along with banks and schools make Winona a great place to raise a family or just spend an afternoon.
The recently opened Outdoor Education Facility is an exciting place to learn about the Ozarks and it is located just two miles east of Winona just off of Highway 60.
Shannon County, Missouri is an exciting county to visit and explore. Situated in the heart of the Ozarks you will find rivers, caves, creeks, springs and miles of trails throughout the Mark Twain National Forest which are open for public use.
The Mark Twain National Forest
The Mark Twain National Forest is an enormous National Forest in certain sections of southern Missouri. The forest is open to the public for hunting, camping and use of the trails, rivers and creeks.
Wilderness Lake offers private access to the National Forest for all property owners, as well as direct National Forest frontage on several properties.