UPDATED - Mark Twain Lake High Water Update

Published July 12, 2021

Mark Twain Lake, July 12, 2021 – UPDATE - The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake is expected to crest on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 630.8 NGVD.  Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD. You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket.  All high water boat ramps are being utilized with a courtesy dock in place.

The following project areas and facilities are temporarily closed:

•             Indian Creek Beach

•             John F. Spalding Beach

•             Joanna Trail

•             Lick Creek Trail

•             Hunter-Fisherman Access 11 (Rt N), 20 (Hwy FF), 61 (Duane Wheelan), 30 (Rt U), 23, 54, 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.


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 http://mvs-wc.usace.army.mil/dresriv.html .  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, email MarkTwainInfo@usace.army.mil or follow us on Facebook at Mark Twain Lake – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mark Twain Lake Project Office
20642 HWY J, Monroe City, MO

Release no. 21-077