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Heavy rains close some areas at Mark Twain Lake

Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 9:18 pm

The Salt River basin that forms Mark Twain Lake has been subjected to heavy precipitation during the last 48 hours. As a result, the lake level is rising rapidly. With additional precipitation forecasted it is anticipated to bring the lake’s level up to 621.0 NGVD by Thursday, July 1, 2021. Normal lake elevation is 606.0 NGVD. You will likely find floating and submerged debris on the lake as the water rises so please be cautious and always wear a life jacket.

The project remains open, including major boat launch facilities and campgrounds, however some areas and facilities are temporarily closed:

John F. Spalding Beach

Indian Creek Beach

Mark Twain State Park Beach

Joanna Trail

Lick Creek Trail

Hunter-Fisherman Access 11 (Rt N), 20 (Hwy FF), 61 (Duane Wheelan), and 30 (Rt U),

Closings and facility impacts are subject to changing conditions.