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Welcome to Mark Twain Lake

We have been promoting the Mark Twain Lake area for more than a quarter of a century, so believe us when we tell you there’s a lot to like. Whether you’re a boater, camper, fisherman, hunter, hiker and or just plain enjoy being in the outdoors, we have plenty for you to explore. There are numerous opportunities to get away from the crowds and enjoy the solitude of our lake, rivers, streams and woods.

This also is a region rich in history and we embrace our past. Before he became known as America’s most famous author, Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens was born in a two-room cabin in tiny Florida, Mo., not much over a stone’s throw away from the shoreline of the lake that now bears his pen name. He spent his childhood in nearby Hannibal and wove those experiences and friends into stories recognized worldwide.

In some ways, the region hasn’t changed much from the days when young Samuel Clemens roamed the hills and rivers. Life happens more slowly out here and the people are still friendly and genuine. Why not slow down and join us for awhile? You’ll be glad you did.