Mark Twain Lake, March 16, 2022 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is
announcing the installation of new automated fee collection machines at the following
recreation areas: M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, David C. Berti Shooting
Range, Ray Behrens, Robert Allen, South Fork, Stoutsville, Indian Creek, Spalding
Beach/Day Use, and Spalding Boat Ramp.
The automated fee collection machine will accept credit/debit card transactions
only; no cash or coins are accepted. An individual may elect to purchase a USACE
daily pass for $5 per day or an annual pass for $40. If you chose to purchase a daily
pass, you shall place the receipt face up on the vehicle’s dashboard. If you purchase
the annual pass, you will have to redeem the receipt for an annual pass by stopping at
the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, mailing the receipt with name and address to the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, MO 63456 or emailing it to email@example.com within fourteen days of purchase. Upon receipt, your annual pass will be mailed to you. The annual pass will expire one year from the date of purchase and is honored nationwide.
The David C. Berti Shooting Range, located in the Warren G. See South Spillway
Recreation Area, offers different options than boat ramp day use passes. You can
purchase a daily pass for $2 per shooter per day, $5 maximum per vehicle per day, $20
per commercial vehicle per day, or $40 annual pass.
Fees at the John Spalding Beach are similar to the range, you can either pay $2
per swimmer per day, $5 maximum per vehicle per day, $20 per commercial vehicle per
day, or $40 annual pass. The beach opens May 6, 2022.
If you are in possession of one of the America the Beautiful Passes (Senior,
Access, Military, 4th Grade, Volunteer, and Federal Recreation Lands Passes), you may
be exempt from having to pay day use fees. Registered Corps campers do not have to
pay day use fees as well. You can purchase America the Beautiful Passes on-line at https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm .
The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center will open daily 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning April 1, 2022. Make sure to call 573-565-2112 to confirm the center is open before making a special trip, as there could be brief unexpected closures due to staffing conflicts. For further information, contact the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112, the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Hwy J, Monroe City, MO 63456, or phone 573-735-4097, email us at MarkTwainInfo@usace.army.mil or follow us on Facebook at Mark Twain Lake – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We look forward to seeing you this summer. Be safe and wear a life jacket.