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Mark Twain Lake

Paris lies on the southern banks of the Middle Fork of Salt River, a major tributary to Mark Twain Lake.  Mark Twain Lake is a 18,600 acre reservoir, operated by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, is formed by Clarence Cannon Dam and the Salt River and its tributaries .  It was completed in 198_ and has 285 miles of shoreline.  Average depth is 29 feet.  An additional 37,000 acres surrounding the lake is managed by the Corp of Engineers for conservation and public recreational use such as hunting.

Mark Twain Lake has numerous boat ramps, hunter/fisherman parking lots, campgrounds, and hiking / equestrian trails.

For brochures, maps, or an orientation to the lake, visit the M. W. Boudreaux Visitor Center, on Route J, 1/2 mile south of the Clarence Cannon Dam.  Open daily - May thru October, weekends in April.

Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake offer multiple benefits to Northeast Missouri including hydroelectric power, flood control, recreation, conservation, water supply, and improved Mississippi River navigation.


For additional information contact:

Mark Twain Lake Project
20642 Highway J
Monroe City, MO  63456-9359

(573) 735-4097

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm

We invite you to visit the following Mark Twain Lake web sites:

  U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Mark Twain Lake

Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce

Mark Twain Lake Online!

Mark Twain Lake Rodeo

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