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  • Reservations for the Halloween Walk Postponed

    Mark Twain Lake, , 2021 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the reservations for the Annual Halloween Walk set to open on July 7 at 9:00 A.M. will be postponed until Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 A.M. due to a system error within the Recreation.Gov reservation system. This issue is out of the Mark Twain Lake Project Office’s control, and we will be working with Recreation.Gov to remedy the situation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions please call us at the M.W. Bourdreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112 or the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097.
  • UPDATED - Mark Twain Lake High Water Update

    Mark Twain Lake, July 1, 2021 – UPDATE - The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake has been subjected to heavy precipitation during the last several days. As a result, the lake level is continuing to rise. It is anticipated to bring the lake’s level up to 628.2 NGVD by Sunday, July 4, 2021. Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD. You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake as the water rises so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket. All courtesy docks at boat ramps have now been removed due to lake levels.
  • Mark Twain Lake High Water Update

    Mark Twain Lake, July 1, 2021 – UPDATE - The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake has been subjected to heavy precipitation during the last several days. As a result, the lake level is continuing to rise. It is anticipated to bring the lake’s level up to 628.2 NGVD by Sunday, July 4, 2021.  Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD.  You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake as the water rises so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket.   All courtesy docks at boat ramps have now been removed due to lake levels.
  • Mark Twain Lake High Water Update

    Mark Twain Lake, June 26, 2021 – The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake has been subjected to heavy precipitation during the last 48 hours. As a result, the lake level is rising rapidly. With additional precipitation forecasted it is anticipated to bring the lake’s level up to 621.0 NGVD by Thursday, July 1, 2021.  Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD.  You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake as the water rises so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket.
  • Two Short-term Closures Announced for South Fork Recreation Area

    Mark Twain Lake, June 17, 2021 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the South Fork Recreation Area will be closed to public use on two separate occasions. The first closure will occur beginning June 28 through July 1, 2021. The purpose of the closure is to accommodate public safety. The boat ramp will be utilized as a staging area to demobilize and disassemble transport and work barge units that have been performing shoreline erosion work in proximity to the South Fork Recreation Area. The boat ramp will reopen July 2, and remain open through the July 4th holiday weekend.
  • Reservations for the Annual Halloween Walk to Open July 7, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. CST

    June 4, 2021, Mark Twain Lake - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is excited to announce the annual Halloween Walk will be held Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Indian Creek Campground. Camping reservations for participants will open on July 7, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. CST. You must decorate your site to camp in the event area. Please remember this is a family-friendly event, so plan your decorating ideas accordingly. If you have any questions on this, please call us prior to reserving a campsite. 
  • M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Open May 13, 2021

    Mark Twain Lake, May 7, 2021 -The U.S. Army Corps or Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announces that the M.W. Memorial Visitor Center will open in phases beginning May 13. 2021. The exhibit hall and lobby will be open for your enjoyment and to provide lake Information. The community room will not be open until further notice, Hours of operation are as follows:
  • Temporary Construction Zones at Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake, May 7, 2021 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announces that there will be temporary construction zones in areas with boat ramps and day use collection areas as contractors install concrete pads that will house the new Automated fee machines. Construction begins on Monday, May 10, 2021. Please obey all traffic laws and pay attention to construction and safety signs in the area. Be safe and watch for construction workers and their equipment. Areas that will be impacted are: 
  • Boat Ramp at Hunter Fisherman Lot 26 Closed for Public Use May 7 & 8, 2021

    Mark Twain Lake, May 5, 2021 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announces that the boat ramp at Hunter Fisherman Lot Number 26 on North Fork branch will be closed to public use on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. The boat ramp will be utilized as a staging area for a fish habitat management project that will be occurring in the area. The public lands and roadway in proximity to the boat ramp will still be available for use. Visitors are encouraged to use caution when travelling in the area. 
  • South Fork Recreation Area Open for Public Use

    Mark Twain Lake, April 30, 2021 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake encourages visitors using the South Fork Recreation Area to use caution when traveling in the area, as heavy equipment operation and material hauling will be occurring along the primary access road within the area. Visitors should expect minor periodic delays due to required traffic controls for public safety purposes.