Make Mark Twain Lake Your Vacation Destination in 2019

March 15, 2019
M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center. Photo by Robin Gregg M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center. Photo by Robin Gregg

Mark Twain Lake, March 15, 2019, Monroe City, Missouri - With warmer weather finally on the way and Spring right around the corner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake invites you to make plans to travel and enjoy the many recreational opportunities found at Mark Twain Lake.
Make plans to visit the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center to get your area travel information. The Visitor Center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning March 24, 2019. It is located at the south end of Clarence Cannon Dam along Highway J. less than 15 minutes from Monroe City and Perry, 25 minutes from Hannibal, 45 minutes from Quincy. It's a great place to look at exhibits, pick up travel information, walk a nature trail or visit the Northeast Missouri Vietnam Memorial.

If you enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and camping, come explore Mark Twain Lake. Our campgrounds will be opening on March 29, 2019 for the upcoming recreation season. Consider taking your family camping at one of over 400 campsites. If you have a larger group you can reserve the entire John C. "Jack" Briscoe Group Camp for $100 per night. You get 20 campsites with electric hook-ups, a shower/restroom, a playground, and a large covered picnic shelter. This is a great spot for a family reunion, scout trip or a group of friends. The Briscoe area opens May 3, 2019 and reservations can be made by calling the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573.565.2112.

If you are into shooting sports, you can visit the David C. Berti Shooting Range located in the Warren G. See South Spillway. The range is open daily except during special events or group reservations. Cost is $2.00 per shooter per day. Also check out the Frank Russell Archery Park which has an accessible seven station archery range with target distances ranging from 10 yards to 50 yards, an accessible four station youth archery range, and an archery trail.

Annual boat launch passes can be picked up at the Visitor Center as well. They are $40.00 each and work for Corps facilities across the nation. Daily fees are $5.00 per day and are paid at the launch location.

If you have questions or we can help plan your trip to Mark Twain Lake give us a call at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112 or email us at We are also on Facebook under Mark Twain Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.