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Mark Twain Lake Camping


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Mark Twain Lake Camping Camping is available in three Corps of Engineers developed recreation areas, at the Mark Twain State Park and in several private recreation areas around the lake. Camping fees and facilities differ in the areas, however most have electric hookups, showers, restrooms, sanitary stations, fire grills, picnic tables and playground equipment. Group Camping areas and a number of individual campsites are also available on a reservation basis.

Campfire programs are held throughout the summer at outdoor amphitheaters in the campgrounds and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area. The Corps also assists groups who sponsor bass tournaments, camporees and other special events at the lake.


Hours: Open March 26 through November 22
Address: 11 m S on Hwy J off US 36, 3 m E of Monroe City
Phone: 573-735-4097
Our Email: MarkTwainInfo@mvs02.usace.army.mil

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Mark Twain Lake Boating

18,000 acres of sparkling waters and scenic lands of Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake make an ideal location for all types of water recreation. Boaters will find numerous boat ramps located conveniently around the lake as well as two full service marinas that offer boat and slip rentals.

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Mark Twain Lake Trails

Hikers and backpackers are encouraged to use the many miles of trails throughout the lake area. Wildlife blinds, food plots and small ponds enhance a hiker's chance of spotting a deer, bluebird or other wild inhabitants of Missouri.

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Mark Twain Lake Fishing

With over 18,000 acres of water, Mark Twain Lake offers anglers thriving populations of catfish, bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill and sunfish. Timber has been left in the upper ends of the lake and in selected coves to improve fish habitat. According to 2004 reports: Bass. Based on 2003

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