Ray Behrens-Frank Russell Closure

Published July 11, 2021

Mark Twain Lake, July 7, 2021 – Due to the storms that took place over the weekend of July 9, 2021, the Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds are closed beginning Sunday July 11, 2021 – Sunday July 18, 2021, as a minimum timeframe. Additional delays openings are expected past this date. A large amount of storm debris is in the campgrounds, as well as a lack of power and sewer in the area is currently being evaluated. 

We will be providing the campers set to arrive today, Sunday July 11th, in the Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds with the option of a free standard electric site at the Indian Creek Campground. These reservations from Monday, July 12th - Sunday July 18th, will be accommodated on a first come-first serve basis as we do not have enough campsites available. To make a reservation, email Marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil. Phone service is currently unavailable at the Mark Twain Lake Project Office and M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center.

The Mark Twain State Park off of Highway 107 has limited sites available. Reservations for the State park can be made at https://icampmo1.usedirect.com/MSPWeb/Facilities/SearchView.aspx?map_level=Place&map_id=58.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this is causing. We will provide updates on closure extensions as soon as possible if necessary.

Mark Twain Lake Project Office
20642 HWY J

Release no. 21-071