Mark Twain Lake High Water Update

Published July 7, 2021

Mark Twain Lake, July 7, 2021 – UPDATE - The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake crested on Saturday, July 3, 2021. As a result of heavy rains Mark Twain Lake rose to 626.2 NGVD.  Water levels have been receding since Saturday where both generation and tainter gate releases began.  Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD. You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake as the water continues to recede, so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket.   All courtesy docks have now been removed due to lake levels but are planned to go back into service on July 8, 2021. 

Hunter Fisherman Lot 33 is now open for public use. The area was closed on Thursday, July 1, 2021 because water and debris were blocking access. All restrooms and fish cleaning stations in the John Spalding Day Use and Boat Ramp recreation areas have been opened.  All high water ramps have been closed, and normal ramps have been put back into service. The restroom and fish cleaning station has also been reopened in the Indian Creek West Boat Ramp recreation area.

The following project areas and facilities are temporarily closed:

•             Indian Creek Beach

•             John F. Spalding Beach

•             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), 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.

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 Project Office
20642 HWY J

Release no. 21-069