The fish cleaning stations and full service campsites have been de-watered until temperatures allow for a suitable operating status of the amenities.
There is currently a red flag warning for the counties encompassing Mark Twain Lake. All campfires need to be within the designated fire rings and never leave a fire unattended.
The Visitor Center is now open daily from 8am to 4:00pm. Stop in to find out what's happening around the lake.

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Latest News Releases

New Guardrail Systems on Mark Twain Lake Boat Ramps
9/27/2022
September 27, 2022, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is announcing the temporary closure of four boat ramps to improve visitor safety. The South Fork, Indian...
Corps Extends Camping Season for Some Sites at Mark Twain Lake
9/25/2022
September 25, 2022, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Mark Twain Lake has announced an extension of the camping season for some sites due to increased public demand. To...
Tickets Required for Indian Creek Halloween Walk 2022
9/19/2022
September 19, 2022, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is announcing that the Indian Creek Halloween Walk admittance will be by advance tickets only. Tickets are...
Two St. Louis District lakes awarded fish habitat improvement grants
6/21/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s Lake Shelbyville and Mark Twain Lake were recently awarded the National Fish Habitat Partnership Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Grant to improve fish...
Reservations for the Annual Halloween Walk
5/10/2022
News Release 22-19, Mark Twain Lake May 10, 2022 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is excited to announce the annual Halloween Walk will be held Friday, October 21 and Saturday,...
Temporary Closure of Robert Allen
3/18/2022
Mark Twain Lake, March 18, 2022 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the Robert Allen Recreation Area will be closed to public use beginning March 21, 2022 through April 4, 2022. The...
Frank Russell Campgrounds Upgrades for the 2022 Camping Season
3/18/2022
Mark Twain Lake, March 18, 2022 – The Frank Russell Campground will be undergoing 56 full-service campsite upgrades. Campsites 1-60 within the Frank Russell Recreation Area will be closed for the 2022...
Mark Twain Lake Campgrounds Open Soon
3/16/2022
Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has announced the opening date for campgrounds is April 1, 2022.  All sites are reservable and you will need a reservation prior...

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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:
Weekdays - 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

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


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