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
This is a lovely state park! Visit Buzzards Roost for a high view of the lake. There's trails & picnic areas. A swimming beach if the weather's right. Boating is very big here as well. We camped...
This is a lovely state park! Visit Buzzards Roost for a high view of the lake. There's trails & picnic areas. A swimming beach if the weather's right. Boating is very big here as well. We camped... more »
During the week of September 20th, my husband and I camped at Mark Twain State Park. It far surpassed our already high expectations. During the week, it was less than half full. Both the camp sites...
During the week of September 20th, my husband and I camped at Mark Twain State Park. It far surpassed our already high expectations. During the week, it was less than half full. Both the camp sites... more »
The Mark Twain Lake is huge, but signage is poor. We were told we could go swimming, but never found where.
The Mark Twain Lake is huge, but signage is poor. We were told we could go swimming, but never found where. more »
At this point, I've been to what feels like almost every trail in Missouri, however THIS state park has some of the best trails, I would definitely recommend this as this park is definitely in my top 3 for Missouri. The Dogwood, Post Oak, and White Oak trail is an amazing set of trails.
This was my first visit to this location (from St. Louis) and we had a great time. I rented a tent site and the lot was even and shaded, seemed like most were. Plenty of space also. There is a side that had a neat playground for kiddos, walking trails, and the workers were wonderful. Bathrooms and showers were not too far from any site and clean. My pup loved it as well (just make sure they have their tick treatments, we all found a few so be sure to check yourself too!). Overall it’s a nice place to camp and we will definitely be back!
We were wondering around Mark Twain lake this morning and happened to run in to this amazing birth place of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). They have a whole museum full of his original books, belongings and his actual birth house. It sure was a pleasant surprise..
Wonderful park and great location. Did go for camping for 3 nights and booked basic sites. Sites are big and spacious and can accommodate 2 tents per site. Had tap water too near to camp ground but wash room and shower rooms were little far. It was neat and clean. Liked the trails did go for two of them and both were moderate with kids too it is doable. Charging electronic devices like cellphone and smart watch was challenge but were able to manage. Twain lake was awesome. Special hats off to the park staff, they were very helpful.
Wonderful place to get away for a quiet weekend. The state park campground is well kept and laid out in a user friendly way. . A nice swimming beach is nearby and the Florida winery with live entertainment made for a pleasant afternoon.
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