US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District Website

Welcome to the official website of Mark Twain Lake! Check out the links to the right as well those below to learn more about the opportunities and resources available on this 55,000 acre project.
The full series of America the Beautiful Passes are now available at the Mark Twain Lake Visitor Center. America the Beautiful Passes are available by calling the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097. Click the link below to find the pass that works best for you.
The Visitor Center is now open daily from 9am to 4:30pm. Stop in to find out what's happening around the lake. Masks are required.

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Latest News Releases

Frank Russell Campground Adjusts Reservation Period for Flint Ridge Loop
8/6/2021
Mark Twain Lake, August 6, 2021 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Frank Russell campsites 30 through 48 (in Flint Ridge Loop) will be available for reservations until September 8,...
Mark Twain Lake High Water Update
8/5/2021
Mark Twain Lake, August 5, 2021 – UPDATE - The Mark Twain Lake level on Thursday, August 5, 2021 is 619.2 NGVD. Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD. All four lane boat ramps are open with courtesy...
News Release 21-38 Short-term Closure Announced for South Fork Recreation Area
7/26/2021
Mark Twain Lake, July 26, 2021 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the South Fork Recreation Area will be closed to public use beginning on August 9 and extending to August 20. The...
Ray Behrens/Frank Russell Campgrounds Will Re-Open July 26, 2021
7/23/2021
Mark Twain Lake, July 23, 2021 – Storm debris removal has been completed in the Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds. The Campgrounds will re-open on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Reservations will...
All Mark Twain Lake Corps Campgrounds at Mark Twain Lake Placed on Hold
7/13/2021
Mark Twain Lake, July 13, 2021 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the Frank Russell, Ray Behrens and Indian Creek Campgrounds will be unavailable for any future reservations July 19, 2021...
Hazardous Tree Cleanup in Ray Behrens/Frank Russell Campgrounds
7/12/2021
Mark Twain Lake, July 12, 2021 – Due to the storms that took place over the weekend of July 9, 2021, the Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds will be burning large amounts of wood debris...
UPDATED - Mark Twain Lake High Water Update
7/12/2021
Mark Twain Lake, July 12, 2021 – UPDATE - The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake is expected to crest on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 630.8 NGVD. Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD. You will...
Ray Behrens-Frank Russell Closure
7/11/2021
Mark Twain Lake, July 7, 2021 – Due to the storms that took place over the weekend of July 9, 2021, the Ray Behrens and Frank Russell Campgrounds are closed beginning Sunday July 11, 2021 – Sunday...

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Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Clarence Cannon Dam & Mark Twain Lake
20642 Hwy J
Monroe City, MO 63456

Telephone:
Project Office: (573) 735-4097
Fax: (573) 735-2750

Email:
marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Camping Reservations:
1-877-444-6777 or visit https://www.recreation.gov/


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