Stockton State Park offers easy access to the lake and everything needed for a day on the water. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, and personal watercrafts can be rented at the park's marina, which also supplies gas, fishing tackle, bait, beer, clothing, souvenirs, groceries, and camping supplies. The park has two boat ramps where there is no charge to launch, and over 350 boat slips, including more than 100 designed just for sailboats.
We are open daily from 8am - 5:30pm (April through October) with extended hours of 7am - 8pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. We offer a great atmosphere and a friendly staff to make your visit memorable. Come visit us soon!
A view of Marina Cove from the south shelter picnic area
Come visit us by land or water and grab a bite to eat at the Snak Shack, our new dining facility located right on the water. You may dine inside or out, and we offer a variety of options for lunch and dinner including burgers, chicken strips, salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, kids meals, and much more. We are open for breakfast on the weekends and holidays. Visit the Snak Shack page for more details including our menu.
Fishermen casting their lines can anticipate catching largemouth, smallmouth, spotted or white bass. They may also catch crappie, walleye, or bluegill along with channel, bullhead, and flathead catfish. We have wonderful walkable shorelines for bank casters. Our coves and points are a fisherman's dream, and we have year 'round fishing. Those needing a fishing license may purchase one at the marina store.
Sarah Knetzke, age 9 of Ozark, MO caught this 6.1lb (15-1/2" girth) largemouth in one of the coves near Stockton State Park Marina on July 2, 2011. She caught it using her Scooby Doo fishing pole, 10lb test, and a nightcrawler/bobber combo. What an awesome catch!
As mentioned above, we have many boat slips designed for various types of boats. If you are interested in a yearly slip, we currently have several for lease ranging from $850 - $2,800 depending on the type and size of your boat. Please contact us and we will be happy to help with whatever questions you may have regarding yearly leases.
We also offer nightly slips to make your visit a bit more hassle free.
Overnight Slips . . . . . . . . $16.00
State Park Lodging Guests $12.00
Several of the boat slips
The open topography or the area allows a dependable southwest breeze for sailing. Stockton State Park Marina offers an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing school.
We are honored to be named an ASA Outstanding Sailing School of the year for 2009, 2010, and 2011. We are ranked in the top 20 out of 300 schools in the world. We are also proud to have ASA's Outstanding Instuctor, Larry Strait, with us. Larry was named one of the top 30 out of 2,000 active certified instructors for 2009 and 2011.
Additionally, we are the oldest and largest sailing school on Stockton Lake. For more information and pricing, please visit our Sailing School link.
A beautiful day for sailing on Stockton Lake