The Mark Twain National Forest is located in the center and southern areas of Missouri.
Where is this Forest?


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


Mark Twain National Forest Routes to Enjoy Fall Colors.

Map of the State of Missouri with highlighted sections and route s

There are a number of driving routes through Mark Twain National Forest to enjoy fall color September through early November.


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.

Volunteers Pick Up Trash in Swan Creek Area

Mountain Riders Chapter of Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen/Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed

Mountain Riders Chapter of Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen and members of Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association. Picked up 16 bags of trash in the Swan Creek/Bar K area.