Mark Twain Lake, October 22, 2018 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that firewood cutting for personal use will be allowed by permit on designated areas of Mark Twain Lake. The cutting period will begin on October 29, 2018 and continue through February 10, 2019. Please be aware that firewood cutting areas may close for short durations during this period to accommodate hunting seasons, inclement weather, and ground conditions.
Areas available for firewood cutting are as follows: Indian Creek Recreation Area, Ray Behrens Recreation Area, Spalding Recreation Area, Frank Russell Recreation Area, South Fork Recreation Area, Robert Allen Recreation Area, and Hunter/Fisherman Lot Nos. 15, 53, and 60. Additional firewood cutting areas in recreation areas and hunter/fisherman access areas will become available throughout the cutting period depending on demand, weather conditions, and ground conditions. Check with the Mark Twain Lake Facebook page or the Project Office to determine status.
The fee for a firewood permit is $10.00. Firewood cutting for commercial use or resale is prohibited. Permits must be obtained in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center. Payment may be made by personal check, credit card, or cash. For further information, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Missouri 63456, or telephone (573) 735-4097.
Release no. 18-100