Stockton State Park offers two special-use camping areas, which are available by reservation only. The areas may be reserved by calling the park office at 417-276-4259. Organized youth groups (Scouts, 4-H, church, etc.) have priority.
Special-Use Camping Area 1, located near the North Shelter is primitive, with no potable water available and no restroom facilities. It has two picnic tables and a fire ring.
Special-Use Camping Area 2, just north of the Harley Area boat launch, has a vault toilet that is available year-round and has water during the on-season. There are three picnic tables and a fire ring. When not reserved, this area is open for day use on a first-come, first-served basis.