Mark Twain State Park

Park Information

While parks and historic sites are open for day-use, capacity will be monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding. If nearing capacity, parking lots may close temporarily. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures 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

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

Park Office hours

April 1 through Oct. 31 (on-season)

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday

Nov. 1 through March 31 (off-season)

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Closed Sunday through Thursday and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days

Beach hours

Season: May 21 through Sept. 8
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily