Mark Twain Lake – 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 October 20, 2014 and continue through February 20, 2015. Please be aware that firewood cutting areas may close for short durations during this period to accommodate hunting seasons, inclement weather, and ground conditions.
Areas available for firewood cutting are as follows: Indian Creek Recreation Area main access road and four-lane boat ramp road; South Fork Recreation Area main access road and perimeter of parking lot; Robert Allen Recreation Area main access road and perimeter of parking lot; Spalding Recreation Area boat ramp access road and parking lot; and Stoutsville Recreation Area main access road and perimeter of parking lot. Additional firewood cutting areas at hunter/fisherman access areas may become available throughout the cutting period depending on demand, weather conditions, and ground conditions. Check with the Project Office to determine status.
The fee for a firewood permit is $10.00. Firewood cutting for commercial use or resale is prohibited. Permits must be obtained in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Mark Twain Lake Project Office. Payment may be made by personal check, credit card, or cash. For further information, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Missouri 63456, or telephone (573) 735-4097.
Release no. 15-003