The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) located at Mark Twain Lake in Missouri has announced an extended camping season for certain campsites due to the increase in demand from the public.
To accommodate the increased need for campsites the Ray Behrens, Indian Creek and Frank Russell Campgrounds have extended the season for selected sites as listed below:
- 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 campgrounds listed will remain available for reservations until October 31. Additionally, Ray Behrens as well as Indian Creek Campgrounds offer loops that are available until November 22 for those who want to go for late-fall camping.
All USACE campsites located at Mark Twain Lake are 100 percent available for reservation. Reserve your campsite by visiting www.recreation.gov 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 October 15-17, 2021 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 in compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing.
You may also 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. No cash payments accepted.