Maps


Mark Twain Lake Map – a complete map of Mark Twain Lake showing recreational areas, boat ramps, hunter/fisherman access areas and more!

Map Categories

Campgrounds  Trails  Ponds

There are several maps currently available for Mark Twain Lake. Each of these can be downloaded by clicking one of the links below. Some of these map files are fairly large due to the high level of detail.

All maps are in PDF format. Paper copies of many of these maps can be obtained from the Mark Twain Lake Project Office as well as at the fee booths located at each of the campgrounds.

No matter what your recreational interest, there is probably a map to help you find what you are looking for (and keep you from getting lost while you are doing it!) If what you need is not here, feel free to contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at (573) 735-4097 for more information.

Campgrounds

Mark Twain Lake offers a variety of camping opportunities ranging from primitive, hike-in sites to developed sites with water, sewer, and electrical hook-ups. Primitive campsites can be found along both Lick Creek and Joanna Trails, several of the hunter/fisherman access areas, and at the Indian Creek Hike-In campground.

These campgrounds are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more information, or to make reservations for the following campgrounds, visit Recreation.gov. There are numerous privately-owned campgrounds and lodging options around the lake and we encourage you to visit our Advertisers Directory to find the lodging option that best suits your needs.

Frank Russell Campground – Open April 1

Indian Creek Campground Full Map – Open April 1
Indian Creek East
Indian Creek West
Indian Creek Group – Open May 20
Indian Creek Hike-In

Ray Behrens Campground Full Map – Open April 1
Cedar Ridge
Deer Run
Little Blue Stem

Mark Twain State Park offers basic and electric campsites, a special-use camping area and a group camp. For a little extra space, try one of the park’s family campsites in Coyote Campground. On-season (April through October) services include modern restrooms, a dump station, showers, water, laundry and firewood. Current nightly camping fees can be found by clicking here.

Badger and Puma campgrounds feature electric campsites. Coyote Campground offers basic and electric campsites.

All three campgrounds are open and reservable year-round. For weekend reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay of Friday/Saturday.

During the off-season (November through March), potable water is available at the frost-free spigot near campsite 1.

These campgrounds are operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. For more information or to make reservations, click here. Again, there are numerous privately-owned campgrounds and lodging options around the lake and we encourage you to visit our Advertisers Directory to find the lodging option that best suits your needs.

Mark Twain Lake State Park Campground

Badger
Coyote
Puma

Trails

Mark Twain Lake offers two trail systems: Joanna Trail and Lick Creek Trail. Users include hikers, bikers, equestrian riders, backpack campers, birders and hunters.To book one of the primitive campsites on either trail, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at (573) 735-4097. These sites are free of charge and offer a fire ring and a cleared area for a tent. Be aware of any open hunting seasons as the area around these trails is popular hunting ground.

Trail Ethics

  • Courtesy and cooperation with other trail users is imperative
  • If you pack it in, pack it out
  • Take only pictures, leave only footprints
  • Stay on trail
  • Be aware of fire hazards
  • Wear fluorescent orange during hunting season


Rules

  • Groups of 25 or more must obtain a special use permit from the Project Office
  • All animal waste must be removed from the parking area and corral
  • Corral at Frank Russell Campground is for registered campers only

Joanna Trail
Lick Creek Trail

Ponds

Pond Map

1. Kuhlman Pond
Pond size is 2.2 acres with a maximum depth of 17 feet and is surrounded by oak/hickory forest. There is normally a ring of submerged vegetation around the edge. To access the pond, park at Hunter Fisherman Lot 14 and walk the ¼ mile mowed trail to the pond.

2. Hunter Fisherman 13 Pond
Pond is 2 acres with a maximum depth of 12 feet. Located adjacent to H/F 13, a 100 yard mowed trail will take you to this mostly open pond. A good population of bass and bluegill live in this pond. This pond is ideal for young anglers because of its proximity to the parking lot and the open shoreline.

3. Henderson Lake
Pond size is 3.5 acres and has a maximum depth of 18 feet. It is located within the day use area of the Indian Creek Recreation Area. There is a paved trail to the dam and a mowed path around the entire pond. The pond has a good population of bluegill and bass

4. Old Route J Pond
Pond size is ½ acre and has a maximum depth of 9 feet. The pond is located west of the Ray Behrens Recreation Area and can be accessed by a mowed trail where Old Route J dead ends at a Corps gate. It has a large population of bass and bluegill.

5. Hunter Fisherman 53 Pond
Pond size is 0.8 acres and has a maximum depth of 8.5 feet. The pond sits in a hay field so access is an easy walk across the field. There is usually a thin band of vegetation around the edge, providing plenty of cover for bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

6. Dead Horse Pond
Pond size is 1.35 acres and is located adjacent to the middle fork of Mark Twain Lake which frequently inundates the pond. To access the pond, park at H/F 35 and head west across two fields and two cattle gates. It is about ½ mile from the lot. Due to overtopping by the lake, fish population is uncertain.

7. Quarry Pond
Pond size is 0.76 acres and is located just north of the South Fork Recreation Area entrance. At the gate walk north ¼ mile on the mowed path. At one time this pond was a rock quarry so it is very deep and the sides are very steep. It has a good population of bass and bluegill.

8. Route FF Pond
Pond size is ½ acre and can be accessed by a short walk across a hay field. The pond has a good population of bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

9. Frank Russell Pond
Pond size is three acres and is located within the Frank Russell Recreation Area. There is a small parking lot from which three wheelchair accessible fishing piers can be reached. There are also several benches and interpretive signs providing details about the area wildlife.

10. Route J Lake (*not shown on the map)
94-acre water supply lake. Three miles east of Monroe City on Highway 36, go five miles south on Route J to the westbound entrance road, Reservoir Place. It has a good population of largemouth bass and bluegill. Also some black crappie and channel catfish.

11. Hunnewell Lake (*not shown on the map)
228 acre lake. From Hunnewell, take Route Z north 3 miles. The lake has a good population of bass, channel and blue catfish, crappie, bluegill, and redear.

12. South Lake (*not shown on the map)
Small lake 2 miles south of Monroe City on Hwy. 24.

13. West Lake (*not shown on the map)
West Lake is located on the west end of Monroe City.   This lake is stocked regularly and is a good fishing lake.

14. Shelbina Lake (*not shown on the map)
52 acre lake 2 miles north of Shelbina on Hwy. 15.