Mark Twain Lake
Mark Twain Lake spans 18,000 acres and offers anglers fishing opportunities for a variety of game fish. Other activities include camping, swimming and boating.
Anglers can access the lake from Mark Twain State Park. This 2,775-acre park is in Salt River Hills. Two concrete boat ramps are also available in the park for anglers who like to fish from a boat.
Mark Twain State Park features a wooded campground with amenities such as electric campsites, picnic areas and restroom facilities. You can reserve a campsite year-round. Other amenities include shower facilities, water, laundry facilities, a dump station and firewood supply. Camper cabins are also available.
You can fish for crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, walleye, carp and perch in the lake, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The lake is open for fishing year-round, 24 hours a day.
You must have a fishing permit to fish in the lake. Resident or nonresident fishing permits are available for purchase at the Missouri Department of Conservation website or at authorized vendors across the state.