Published Oct. 26, 2021

Mark Twain Lake, October 25, 2021 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that firewood cutting for personal use will be allowed by permit on designated areas of Mark Twain Lake.  The cutting period will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue through February 25, 2022.  Please be aware that firewood cutting areas may closed for short durations during this period to accommodate hunting seasons, inclement weather, and ground conditions.  
Areas available for firewood cutting are as follows: Frank Russell Recreation Area Campground, Ray Behrens Recreation Area Campground, Briscoe Group Campground, and Spalding Recreation Area.  Additional firewood cutting areas in recreation areas and hunter/fisherman access areas will become available throughout the cutting period depending on demand, weather conditions, and ground conditions.  Check with the Mark Twain Lake Facebook page or future news releases to determine status.    The fee for a firewood permit is $10.00.  Permits must be obtained by going to the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center at 21629 Hwy J, Perry, MO 63462 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Credit card or debit card are the only forms of payment accepted. Firewood cutting for commercial use or resale is prohibited.  For further information, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Missouri 63456, or telephone (573) 735-4097. 

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

Release no. 22-015