Mark Twain State Park

Park Information

All access to Mark Twain State Park and Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site will be closed Nov. 5-8, 2021, for a managed deer hunt. This includes the memorial shrine, campgrounds, boat ramps, hiking trails and day-use areas.

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

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 6 miles of hiking trails with lake views offer something for everyone.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

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

Park Office hours

April through October (on-season) 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday 

November through March (off-season) 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday through Thursday and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days 

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season