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Camping

Mark Twain Lake offers a variety of camping opportunities ranging from primitive, hike-in sites to developed sites with water, sewer, and electrical hook-ups. Primitive campsites can be found along both Lick Creek and Joanna Trails, several of the hunter/fisherman access areas, and at the Indian Creek Hike-In campground. For those looking for a few more amenities, click on one of the developed campgrounds below to find out what each of them has to offer.

The Golden Passport Program expired December 31, 2006. Golden Passports are still honored at Corps recreation sites, but can no longer be issued by the Corps. The Interagency America the Beautiful Senior Pass for age-related discounts and the Interagency Access Pass for disability-related discounts have replaced the Golden Age/Golden Access Passport passes. 

 

  Reservable Sites Available Family Standard Single without Electric Family Standard Single with Electric Family Standard Single with Electric, Water, and Sewer (Full Hook Up) Opening and Closing Dates (2021)
Ray Behrens 165 N/A $24.00 $30.00 1 April - 21 November
Indian Creek 190 $10.00 $24.00 $30.00 1 April - 21 November
Indian Creek Group Camp 25 N/A $30.00/$40.00 N/A 29 April - 26 September
Frank Russell 72 N/A N/A N/A CLOSED FOR 2022 SEASON
John C. "Jack" Briscoe Group Camp 20 N/A $30.00/$40.00 N/A 29 April - 26 September

 

Campground Information

Campground Maps

Ray Behrens Campground offers a variety of amenities. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring and a paved parking pad. Many of the campsites in this area are more open than at Frank Russell or Indian Creek offering the ideal place to set up large campers or play games that require more open space. There are also several playgrounds and a boat ramp available for use within the recreation area. Shower and restroom facilities are available in each of the loops.

Camping Fee: $24.00/electric site
$30.00/full hookup site

2022 Camping Season Dates

Open: Visit Recreation.gov for more information
Deer Run (Reservable)
Sites 1A - 47B  1 April 2022 - 21 November 2022
Little Blue Stem (Reservable)
Sites 48 - 116  22 April 2022 - 17 October 2022
Cedar Ridge (Reservable)
Sites 117 - 157 6 May 2022 - 26 September 2022

Campground Maps

With its scenic entryway and thoroughly wooded camping areas, Indian Creek offers the most primitive feel of any of the campgrounds at Mark Twain Lake all while offering full hook up sites with 50 amp service available on some. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring and a paved parking pad. There are also several playgrounds and two boat ramps available for use within the recreation area. Shower and restroom facilities are available in each of the loops. Additionally, Indian Creek has its own beach within the recreation area.

Camping Fee: $24.00/electric site
$30.00/full hookup site

2022 Camping Season Dates

Open: Visit Recreation.gov for more information
Sentry Ridge (Reservable)
Sites 1 - 65  1 April 2022 - 21 November 2022
Night Hawk (Reservable)
Sites 66 - 95  29 April 2022 - 26 September 2022
Fox (Reservable)
Sites 96 - 121  8 April 2022 - 3 October 2022
Eagle Point (Reservable)
Sites 122 - 177  6 May 2022 - 5 September 2022
Hike-In (Reservable Dates)
Memorial Day  25 May - 31 May
Independence Day  29 June - 4 July
Labor Day               August 31 - 5 September

Frank Russell Campground Map


Frank Russell Campsites 1-60 will be closed for the 2022 Recreation Season. This closure will allow a safe environment for the public and allow contractors to provide campsite upgrades. Equestrian campsites (61-67) will remain open but will be without access to the dump station. Campers are encouraged to utilize the Ray Behrens Area dump station.

For those interested in staying near the dam, doing some horseback riding, or hiking the Joanna trail, Frank Russell is the place to stay. This campground features a nearby horse corral as well as easy access to the longest trail at Mark Twain Lake. The Frank Russell Recreation Area also features a beautiful environmental demonstration area complete with an ADA accessible fishing pond, various habitat types, and plenty of wildlife throughout the year.

Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring and a paved parking pad. There are also several playgrounds and an amphitheater area available for use within the recreation area. The shower facility at Frank Russell is one of the largest on the project and is conveniently located near the center of the campground. 

Camping Fee: $24.00/electric site

2022 Camping Season Dates

Open: Visit Recreation.gov for more information
Joanna (Reservable)
Sites 1 - 20B Closed
Clear View (Reservable)
Sites 21 - 29 Closed
Flint Ridge (Reservable)
Sites 30 - 60 Closed
Equestrian Campsites (Reservable)
Sites 61 - 67 1 April 2022 - 1 November 2021