Mark Twain Lake attracts fishermen, boaters, campers and hunters to relax and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness that surround the lake. Many visitors tour the birthplace of world-famous humorist and writer Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in the nearby towns of Hannibal, Perry, Paris and Monroe City. The Frank Russell Campground contains 65 campsites, showerhouse, vault toilets, playgrounds and horse corral.
Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. Campground reservations must be 2 night minimum on weekends and 3 night minimum on holidays. Reservations accepted in Joanna Loop (sites 1-20B), April 25-Oct 13, 2003; Clearview Loop (sites 21-29), April 25-Sept 8, 2003. Campsites 1-4 and 17-20B are recommended for equestrian campers due to proximity to horse corral. Flint Ridge non-reservable sites 30-54 are open April 25-Sept 8, 2003 and sites 55-65 open April 25-Oct 13, 2003. Livestock is prohibited in the campground. Corral is available for Frank Russell campers only.
From Hannibal - Hwy 36 west 17 miles to Hwy J, south 9 miles.
From Monroe City - Hwy 36 east 3 miles to Hwy J, south 9 miles.
From Paris - Hwy 154 east 20 miles to Hwy J (Perry), north 10 miles.
From Perry - Hwy J north 10 miles.
Normal Services Available:
4-25-2003 through 10-13-2003 .