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  • 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. 
  • Mark Twain Lake Fee's Suspended

    Mark Twain Lake, April 23, 2021 –  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is suspending the collection of fees at all boat launching ramps, the John Spalding swimming beach, and the David C. Berti shooting range until further notice. Annual boat ramp passes also will not be issued at this time.
  • North Spillway, South Spillway, and Overlook will be closed on 23 - 24 March 2021

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces the closure of the North Spillway, South Spillway, and Overlook from 3:00 p.m., March 23, 2021 through 7:00 A.M., March 25, 2021. This closure includes the shooting range, disk golf course, boat ramp, shelter houses, and bathrooms. Mark Twain Lake will be hosting the Air Force National Guard as they complete a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to provide vaccinations to approximately 2,000 participants. This is not an open event, all participants receiving the vaccination have a standing appointment with a scheduled time slot.
  • Expect Higher Lake Elevation for Mark Twain Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expecting higher lake elevations throughout the month of March. Currently, the Mark Twain Lake water elevation is at 609.79, and is expected to crest at 612.40 on March 29, 2021.  This projection does include the forecasted precipitation and the generation schedule. We ask that you stay aware while on the lake, avoid areas you may see with large amounts of debris, and wear a life jacket while on the water.
  • Temporary Closure Of The South Fork Recreation Area

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the South Fork Recreation Area will be closed to public use beginning March 22, 2021. The area will be closed for approximately two weeks to accommodate public safety.  The boat ramp will be utilized as a staging area to mobilize and assemble transport and work barge units, and to stage heavy equipment in preparation of erosion work and protection that will be occurring in proximity to the South Fork Recreation Area. When mobilization is completed, and the boat ramp is no longer needed to stage equipment, the area will re-open for public use.
  • Mark Twain Lake Campgrounds Open Soon

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has announced campgrounds will begin opening on April 2. All sites are reservable and you will need a reservation prior to setting up on a site. You can make reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-677. The phased opening schedule for the 2021 camping season can be found below.