Corps Extends Camping Season for Some Sites at Mark Twain Lake

USACE - Mark Twain Lake
Published Oct. 6, 2021

October 6, 2021, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Mark Twain Lake has announced an extension of the camping season for some sites due to increased public demand.  To accommodate the increased need for campsites the Ray Behrens, Indian Creek and Frank Russell Campgrounds have extended the season for selected sites as listed below:

Ray Behrens Campground, sites 48-116 in Little Bluestem Loop

Indian Creek Campground, sites 66-95 in Nighthawk Loop

Frank Russell sites 21-29 in Clear View Loop

The sites listed will all be available for reservation through October 31, 2021. In addition, both Ray Behrens and Indian Creek Campgrounds have loops that remain open until November 22, 2021 for those seeking late fall camping.

All USACE campsites at Mark Twain Lake are 100% reservable.  Make your reservations at or by calling 877-444-6777.

Visitors can enjoy the Frank Russell Archery Park, David C. Berti Shooting Range, Lick Creek and Joanna Trails, Northeast Missouri Vietnam Memorial and boat launching opportunities year-round.  The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is open daily until late November.  It will be closed October 15-17, 2021 so all staff can support the Halloween Walk Event.  All visitors, contractors, volunteers, and staff entering the Visitor Center will be required to wear a mask (bring your own) and practice social distancing in compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing.

You may also enjoy the ADA accessible Eagle Bluff Trail, picnicking, playground, scenic overlooks, and the Northeast Missouri Vietnam Memorial while in the Visitor Center area.  The nature sales area provided by the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee will accept credit/debit card payment only. No cash payments accepted. 

We look forward to seeing you!  Be safe! Have lots of fun and remember to wear your life jacket, it will not work unless you wear it. For more information, call the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112, follow us on Facebook at Mark Twain Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or email us at

Mark Twain Lake Project Office
20642 HWY J, Monroe City, MO 63456

Release no. 21-092