US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Mark Twain Lake Links

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Water Safety

Water safety programs are presented by Park Rangers at the Spalding and Indian Creek Beaches and at Ray Behrens, Indian Creek, and Frank Russell Campgrounds during the summer months. You may also see a Park Ranger at local safety fairs, libraries, and youth group meetings promoting safety around the water.

Here are some tips from a Mark Twain Lake Park Ranger:

  • Learn to swim well and take a safe boating course
  • Remember to swim and boat with a buddy and wear your life jacket
  • Swim in designated areas only
When recreating in or on the water, play it safe, take a boating safety course, learn to swim well, swim and boat with a buddy, know how to identify a person that is drowning, and the things you can do to rescue them. The most important thing to remember is to wear a life jacket.
Over the past few years, the Monroe City Lions Club has donated life jackets purchased through a grant from the Quincy Area Safety Council for the Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake. The life jackets are placed on a loaner board at both of the beaches and at all of the major boat ramps for anyone that needs to borrow one.

When recreating in, on, or near the water, play it safe! Here is a list of good things to know or learn when you plan to recreate near water: 
  • Take a boating safety course
  • Learn to swim well
  • Swim and boat with a buddy
  • Know how to identify a person that is drowning
  • Learn the things you can do to rescue a drowning person
The MOST important thing to remember is to wear a life jacket!