Mark Twain Lake High Water Update

Published July 1, 2021

Mark Twain Lake, July 1, 2021 – UPDATE - The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake has been subjected to heavy precipitation during the last several days. As a result, the lake level is continuing to rise. It is anticipated to bring the lake’s level up to 628.2 NGVD by Sunday, July 4, 2021.  Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD.  You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake as the water rises so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket.   All courtesy docks at boat ramps have now been removed due to lake levels.

High water boat ramps will open late today or tomorrow (based on lake levels) to provide launching at the Spalding, Indian Creek, Stoutsville and Robert Allen Recreation Areas.  One courtesy dock will be placed at each high-water ramp when they open.   

The following project areas and facilities are temporarily closed:

  • John F. Spalding Recreation Area beach, shower house and restrooms
  • John Spalding Ramp restroom and fish cleaning station (high water ramp will open)
  • Indian Creek Beach
  • Indian Creek Ramp restroom
  • All courtesy docks have been removed
  • Joanna Trail
  • Lick Creek Trail
  • Hunter-Fisherman Access 11 (Rt N), 20 (Hwy FF), 61 (Duane Wheelan), 30 (Rt U), 33, and 12.
  • Mark Twain State Park Beach
  • Mark Twain State Park Rt U ramp
  • Mark Twain State Park Hwy 107 Ramp

Closings and facility impacts are subject to changing conditions.

We look forward to seeing you here at Mark Twain Lake.  Have a safe and healthy 4th July!

To check daily lake levels go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, River & Reservoir Daily Report on the web at .  To inquire about conditions at your favorite lake location or other facilities or services contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097, the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112,  email or follow us on Facebook at               Mark Twain Lake – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mark Twain Lake
20642 HWY J, Monroe City, MO

Release no. 21-060