Mark Twain State Park

Park Information

Nestled in the Salt River Hills of north-central Missouri, Mark Twain State Park gives visitors access to sprawling Mark Twain Lake, as well as unparalleled outdoors activities. The terrain is covered by bluffs overlooking the lake and stands of oak, hickory and maple that are filled with white-tailed deer, turkey and other wildlife. Numerous picnic areas, two four-lane boat ramps and more than six miles of hiking trails with lake views offer something for everyone.

Park Hours

Park Grounds:
Sunrise to 10 p.m., year-round

Park Office hours

April 1 through Oct. 31
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Nov. 1 through March 31
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday

Closed on Christmas and Easter days


Beach hours

Closed for the Season