2018 Recreation Season at Mark Twain Lake

Published March 20, 2018

Mark Twain Lake, March 20, 2018, Monroe City, Missouri – Are you sick and tired of being shut inside from the cold weather?  Warmer temperatures are just around the corner.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake invite you to visit the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center to get your area travel information.  The Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at the south end of Clarence Cannon Dam along Highway J.

Consider taking your family camping at one of almost 500 campsites.  The Ray Behrens and Indian Creek Campgrounds open March 30, 2018, along with the equestrian camp sites at Frank Russell.  If you have a larger group you can reserve the entire John C. “Jack” Briscoe Group Camp or the Indian Creek Group Camp starting May 18, 2018.  What a great spot for a family reunion, scout trip or a group of friends.   

If you like swimming, the Spalding Beach Area opens May 11, 2018, as well as the Indian Creek Beach, just for the campers of Indian Creek Campground.

If you are into shooting sports, you can visit the David C. Berti Shooting Range located in the Warren G. See South Spillway Recreation Area.  The range is open daily except during special events or group reservations.  Cost is $2.00 per shooter per day or you can purchase an annual pass for $25.00 at the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center.   

Annual boat launch passes can be picked up at the Visitor Center or at one of the Corps of Engineers Campground fee booths.  They are $40.00 each and work for Corps facilities across the nation.  Daily fees are $5.00 per day and are paid at the launch location. 

If you have questions or we can help plan your trip to Mark Twain Lake give us a call at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112 or email us at marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil. We are also on facebook under Mark Twain Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mark Twain Lake
20642 Hwy J, Monroe City, MO, 63456

Release no. 18-021