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Lake Information for Mark Twain Lake


Mark Twain Lake is an 18,000-acre man-made lake impounding the Salt River. The lake is created by the Clarence Cannon Dam.

Facilities and Parks: 

There are two four-lane, concrete boat ramps located in the park. One is located off of Route U one-half mile west of the junction of Highway 107 and Route U. This ramp does not have a lighted parking lot. The second ramp is located off of Highway 107 about two miles north of the same junction. This ramp has a lighted parking lot. Both offer access to Mark Twain Lake and there is no charge for using these ramps.

Fishing Description: 

Mark Twain Lake offers excellent fishing for crappie, catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, carp, walleye and perch. The lake has many quiet coves where anglers can spend peaceful days fishing and relaxing. Fishermen can take advantage of opportunities on Mark Twain Lake 24 hours a day, year-round (when lake conditions permit).

Largemouth Bass
Catfish Family
Perch Family
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Mark Twain Lake
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

Boat Rental

    West Perry Boat & Motor
  • 200 W Main St - Perry, MO
  • (573) 565-3519
    Putnam Boat Sales
  • 5620 E Saint Charles Rd - Columbia, MO
  • (573) 474-1212

Vacation Rental

    Stoutsville Resort
  • Rt 1 - Stoutsville, MO
  • (573) 672-3345
    Florida Resort
  • 20578 Monroe Road 543 - Stoutsville, MO
  • (573) 565-0565

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