This recreation area offers a picnic area and 15-acre lake known for largemouth bass, sunfish, panfish and channel catfish fishing. The lake is a non-motorized area; boat motors are not allowed. An electric trolling motor is permitted. There is ample parking for picnickers and fishermen. The campground is primitive with limited picnic tables, firerings, grills and lantern posts. A vault toilet is provided. No drinking water is available.
There is hiking at McCormack Lake Recreation Area. This is a trailhead for the 3.7-mile McCormack-Greer Trail, which ends at Greer Crossing Picnic Area and also connects to Ozark Trail. McCormack Lake Recreation Area is located on paved Forest Road 3155 off of Highway 19.