Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area is in southeastern Missouri along US-60 about 30 miles northwest of Poplar Bluff. It is an ideal location to enjoy lake fishing and scenic trails. The lake lies within Mark Twain National Forest; the area is densely wooded. A nearly 1 1/2-mile walking trail surrounds the lake. Most of the trail has a concrete surface and is accessible. The entire trail is relatively flat, with no difficult sections. Circling the 32-acre lake, the trail provides views of the lake, songbirds and wildlife, and an abundance of wildflowers.
The lake offers a floating fishing pier and a concrete boat ramp. Anglers enjoy fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish.
The day-use picnic shelter pavilion can accommodate up to 75 people. It is equipped with tables and large grills. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Trash collection service is not available; visitors must carry out all garbage. Drinking water is not available.