Ray Behrens/Frank Russell Campgrounds Will Re-Open July 26, 2021

Published July 23, 2021

Mark Twain Lake, July 23, 2021 – Storm debris removal has been completed in the Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds. The Campgrounds will re-open on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Reservations will be available for the Ray Behrens, Frank Russell, and Indian Creek Campground starting on July 26.

The Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds accumulated large wood debris piles inside of the recreation areas. The wood debris piles continue to smolder but the majority of each pile has been burned. Mark Twain Lake Staff will allow the areas to burn off over the weekend and extinguish the fires on Monday, July 26. We ask that everyone avoid the debris piles. Other areas re-opening on Monday, July 26:

*            M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Lobby/Recreation Area

*             Warren G. See South Spillway/David C.Berti Shooting

*             Briscoe Group Camp

*             Spalding Day Use and picnic shelters (beaches remain closed due to high water)

The Bluffview Recreation Area remains closed at this time.

We look forward to seeing everyone and thank you for your patience.

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

Release no. 21-079