Mark Twain State Park is a public recreation area encompassing 2,775 acres (1,123 ha) on Mark Twain Lake in Monroe County, Missouri. The state park offers water recreation, hiking trails, and campgrounds. It is adjacent to the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site.Put Mark Twain State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Florida day trip app.
The Mark Twain State Park Picnic Shelter at Buzzard's Roost is a historic picnic shelter located at Mark Twain State Park. The shelter was built about 1941 by an all African-American Civilian Conservation Corps company. The shelter is constructed of stone in a rustic style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Mark Twain State Park reviews
The Mark Twain Lake is huge, but signage is poor. We were told we could go swimming, but never found where. more »
The park is beautiful and very clean . The swim beach was very nice no rocks just sand. But make sure you have shoes and pack light because the parking lot is a good distance away from the lake and..... more »
Stellar place to live, visit, explore, or hit the water. I've been coming here since I was a kid and every time I leave with a smile. If you love to boat or fish, this is a perfect place. If you're looking to camp, swim, do some antiquing, get away, explore or find a few places to gather with friends and enjoy some good food and good times, Mark Twain Lake and the surrounding area offers a lot to see and do. Perfect get away for the family.
The campground is nice with pathways to the shower house, so even if you aren't right at the shower house it is still just a quick walk. Can buy firewood for $5, and a small bag of ice for $2. The swim beach does not get as deep as other places, had quite a large shallow area which was nice for kids. I could still touch the bottom almost all the way to the swim divider then it got deeper there. The only drawback is the dumpster is not close to the campsites, had to drive to throw away our trash bag.
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