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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and white bass at Mark Twain Lake in Missouri.

Mark Twain Lake, mo

The largest reservoir in northern Missouri, Mark Twain Lake has over 275 miles of shoreline and 18,000 surface acres. Created in 1984 with the creation of Clarence Cannon Dam it offers abundant water-sport recreation opportunities. Enjoy water skiing, fishing, camping and hiking.

Marinas and boat launch facilities are available around the lake. Bring your bass boat, fishing boat, pontoon, kayak or canoe to enjoy the fishing and water sport activities - year round. Crappie, bass and catfish head the list of fishing opportunities while the lake holds many other species - including walleye, white bass and sunfish. Visit Mark Twain Lake for a great outdoor experience, especially the fishing.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Missouri

Primary fish species residing in Mark Twain Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass

Mark Twain Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Blackjack Marina
Rentals: Bass boats, jon boats, kayaks and pontoon boats
573 565-2233

Indian Creek Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
573 735-4075

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

107 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Road 107, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

543 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Road 543, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Highway 24 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, at the south end of the Highway 24 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Indian Creek Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Indian Creek Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Road 581, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Middle Fork Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the western side of the lake, off Road 447, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

North Fork Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Road 481, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Puma Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Monroe Road 418, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Ray Behrens Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Missouri J, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Robert Allen Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Road 454, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Route BB Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Highway BB, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Route N Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Route N, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Route U Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Route U, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Southfork Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the east end of the Highway 154 Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Spalding Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Oakland Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Stoutsville Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Road 483, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Marinas

Blackjack Marina
22226 Hwy. J
Perry, MO 63462
573 565-2233

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Windmill Resort Campground - 573 672-3271

Indian Creek Campground - 573 735-4097

Mark Twain Landing Campground - 573 735-9422

Hillbilly's Campground - 573 735-4436

Three Rivers RV Park & Campground - 573 735-1031

Ray Behrens Campground - 573 735-4097

Badger Campground - 877 422-6766

Big Larry's Campground - 573 470-1894

Elk Fork Campground - 660 327-4360

Mark Twain Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Mark Twain Lake
Mark Twain State Park
37352 Shrine Road
Florida, MO 65283
573 565-3440

 

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