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Address: 37352 Shrine Rd, Florida, MO 65283-2127
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Nestled in the Salt River Hills of north-central Missouri, Mark Twain State...

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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Bring the family!

This is the second time we've taken a family trip to Mark Twain State Park. We spent the day tubing, wake boarding, and swimming. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the lake... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Deborah O
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is the second time we've taken a family trip to Mark Twain State Park. We spent the day tubing, wake boarding, and swimming. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the lake wasn't crowded and most of the boaters were toughtful and considerate to fellow pleasure boaters. Some boaters tied up their boats in a floating configuration so kids... More 

Thank Deborah O
Mexico, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very nice place to ride around, camping, boating, state park. Nice place to go on picnics. Well keep.

Thank Karen T
Columbia, Missouri
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went to one of the beaches at Mark Twain Lake and had a great time. The people there were very friendly and there to relax like us. It was a perfect day to hangout and enjoy the sunshine.

Thank Stacy S
Overland Park, Kansas
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39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This park is serene, and in some spots you will feel like there are no other people around. We spent a day kayaking the lake, exploring some trails, and enjoying the excellent park station. Believe it or not, all of this cost us nothing in terms of park entrance fees. We drove over from our hotel in Columbia and it... More 

Thank Lorilou F
O'Fallon, Missouri
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Very quiet campground - we stayed in Puma. Clean restrooms and showers but old. Lake is very nice - could see from campsite thru the trees. Very shady

1 Thank judyrb
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350 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice State Park. Missouri is one of the very few states that does not have an entrance fee for State Parks, and camping is very reasonably priced. The Mark Twain birthplace cabin is located within this park. There is a very pleasant picnic area with a historic CCC picnic shelter. There are several spots in the... More 

1 Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
Martelle, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This state park surrounds the lake, keeping shore traffic to a minimum. Great fishing and awesome marinas!

Thank noahworcester88
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74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We only had a short time to enjoy this park but made a point to get out, even in the rain, to stroll. This is a place we will be returning to when the weather warms.

Thank JCMKc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

One of the cleanest facilities we have ever camped at. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked with soap and TP. Showers were very nice and not on those push timers that require you to keep pressing a button to keep water flowing while soap runs in your eyes! Campsites were decently spaced but not very level if you are tent... More 

1 Thank Brian S
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Spent two nights at the 'puma' campground. Bathrooms were very clean and showers are free. Nicely spaced campsites with plenty of room. Very quiet- not a 'party place' and quiet hours strictly observed; a good family atmosphere. Beautiful lake with nice scenic overlooks, including a CCC built pavilion. We enjoyed the Mark Twain birth place cabin and museum, and joined... More 

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