Mark Twain State Park

Park Information

Mark Twain State Park and Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site will be completely closed to the public Nov. 4-7 and Dec. 9-12, 2022, due to managed deer hunts on the property.

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
Closed Christmas and New Year's days and the day after Thanksgiving

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season