Mark Twain State Park

Park Information

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.

Beginning Thursday, May 27, the park office and museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. At all other times, the office will be open when staff are on duty and in the office. For inquiries, please call the park office at 573-565-3440.

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

Beach hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily