Camping season for some sites at Mark Twain Lake extended through Nov. 22


MARK TWAIN LAKE, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has announced an extension of the camping season for some sites because of increased public demand. 

To accommodate the increased need for campsites the Ray Behrens, Indian Creek and Frank Russell Campgrounds have extended the season for selected sites:

  • Ray Behrens Campground, sites 48-116 in Little Bluestem Loop
  • Indian Creek Campground, sites 66-95 in Nighthawk Loop
  • Frank Russell sites 21-29 in Clear View Loop

The sites listed will be available for reservation through Oct. 31. Both Ray Behrens and Indian Creek have loops that remain open until Nov. 22 for those seeking late fall camping. 

All USACE campsites at Mark Twain Lake are reservable.  Make your reservations at or by calling 877-444-6777.

Visitors can enjoy the Frank Russell Archery Park, David C. Berti Shooting Range, Lick Creek and Joanna Trails, Northeast Missouri Vietnam Memorial and boat launching opportunities year-round.  The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is open daily until late November.  It will be closed Oct. 15-17 so all staff can support the Halloween Walk Event.  All visitors, contractors, volunteers and staff entering the Visitor Center will be required to wear a mask (bring your own) and practice social distancing. 

Visitors can enjoy the ADA-accessible Eagle Bluff Trail, picnicking, playground, scenic overlooks and the Northeast Missouri Vietnam Memorial while in the Visitor Center area.  The nature sales area provided by the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee will accept credit/debit card payment only.

For more information, contact the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at 573-565-2112 or  

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