Firewood cutting for personal use can begin Monday in areas of Mark Twain Lake

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MARK TWAIN LAKE, Mo. — Firewood cutting for personal use will be allowed by permit on designated areas of Mark Twain Lake, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The cutting period will begin Monday and continue through Feb. 25, 2022. Firewood cutting areas may closed for short durations during this period to accommodate hunting seasons, inclement weather and ground conditions.

Areas available for firewood cutting are the Frank Russell Recreation Area Campground, Ray Behrens Recreation Area Campground, Briscoe Group Campground and Spalding Recreation Area. Additional firewood cutting areas in recreation areas and hunter/fisherman access areas will become available throughout the cutting period depending on demand, weather conditions and ground conditions.

The fee for a firewood permit is $10. Permits must be obtained by going to the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center at 21629 Hwy J, Perry, MO 63462 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit cards or debit cards are the only forms of payment accepted. Firewood cutting for commercial use or resale is prohibited. For further information, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Mo., 63456, or (573) 735-4097.

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