The Mark Twain National Forest is located in the center and southern areas of Missouri.
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Welcome to Mark Twain National Forest

photos of trees Mark Twain National Forest in 2014 celebrates 75 years restoring Missouri’s great outdoors.

From 2012-2022, the forest will collaborate with partners to restore more than 100,000 acres near Doniphan, Winona, Van Buren and Poplar Bluff, Missouri, in a Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP).

Recent News


Partnership Offers Veterans Career Development Internships

Mt. Adams Institute Logo

Mark Twain National Forest is once again partnering with Mt. Adams Institute and AmeriCorps to offer military veterans eight one-time, eleven-month natural resources management career development internships. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2014.

Forest Hosts Wilderness Photo Exhibit

Visitor views Wilderness Photo Display

Mark Twain National Forest hosts the travelling exhibit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act through August 15, 2014. The photo exhibit will be available in Doniphan through end of July and Salem August 1-15, 2014.


Groups Clean Up Forest Service Road

Friends of Wolf Creek, in collaboration with Southeast Missouri Geocaching Org. and Mark Twain NF

Friends of Wolf Creek and Southeast Missouri Geocaching April 26, 2014 collaborate clean up Mark Twain National Forest Service Road 3107, adjoining Wolf Creek Bike Trail.

Mark Twain National Forest Offers Recreation Fee-Free Days in 2014

People enjoying a Picnic under the pavilion.

Mark Twain National Forest offers recreation fee free days in 2014.