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Mark Twain State Park

Address: 37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO 65283
Phone Number: 573-565-3440
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Florida
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Nestled in the Salt River Hills of north-central Missouri, Mark Twain State Park gives visitors access to sprawling Mark Twain Lake, as well as unparalleled outdoors activities. The terrain is covered by bluffs overlooking the lake and stands of oak, hickory and maple that are filled with white-tailed deer, turkey and other wildlife. Numerous picnic areas, two four-lane boat ramps and more than six miles of hiking trails with lake views offer something for everyone.
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Saint Peters, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great, great GREAT!!:) I cannot wait to go back!!:) Our family fun on the lake was one that will be remembered for years to come!:)

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Kirksville, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We loved camping at Mark Twain State Park. The campgrounds were nice, the only complaint being the showers were not as nice as some state parks we've visited. We participated in a presentation on Owls one evening at the campground amphitheater, which was fun and educational. There are a lot of things to see at the lake. Don't miss out... More

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Clark, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just home from our first time camping at Mark Twain. Excellent facility consistent with what we have come to expect from Missouri State Parks. Friendly camp ground hosts, clean facilities, and well maintained & clean park and lake. Not many boats on the water so great for fishing as well as tubing, boarding, skis, etc.

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St. Louis MO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed at a Indian Creek Campground in an RV. Most sites have electrical hook-ups and some have sewer connections too. The Camp Sites are very nice, and the Lake, Marina, Store, and boat ramps are close with ramp access throughout. Very inexpensive. We rented a pontoon boat for the day and had a blast cruising, fishing, and sipping on some... More

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Bean Creek MO
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Mark Twain Lake & Park offers many things for the visitors... Begin at the new visitors center over looking Cannon Dam. Fishing, camping, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, photo ops, water sports, sailing, sandy beaches, picnic areas etc etc... Checkout Mark Twain museum near the name sakes birth place of Florida on the West side of the lake. Many very nice... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

The cabins in this park (puma area only) are very well kept... they looked very shabby from outside...however the cabin from the inside felt brand new.... The heater/ac is an extremely important feature. ...these are pre-manufactured cabins with no water or restrooms. And one major drawback for these cabins is the proximity to restrooms/water....they are the farthest than any other... More

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St Joseph Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Started out the day at the visitors center, History of the lake, area, floods etc. Exhibits of animals in the area. Hydroelectric generation, rocks, plants, so much more. Drive on down the road to Mark Twain Museum with his boyhood home, A very nice museum, set up nicely, very well maintained. Managed by the State Parks and FREE. Leave a... More

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Bates City, Missouri
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a beautiful lake with so much to do. Mark Twain's birthplace is nearby. The Clarence Cannon dam and visitor center are not to be missed. There are hundreds of acres of lake to enjoy.

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Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The most beautiful lake and camping. Yoga every monring on a cliff overlooking the lake- very peaceful and sothin experience.

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Kahoka, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The visitor center is a great place to stop. The views of the lake and dam are wonderful. Inside they have lots of stuffed native animals as well as exhibits on Missouri flora and fauna and several hands on stuff for the kids. They also have books and such for sale. Everyone is very nice and the place is very... More

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