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

Forest visitors may encounter damaged roads, inaccessible recreation areas and flash flooding. District personnel will be assessing damage over the next few days. Please contact the closest district office if you run across a public safety situation. Visit the Alert and Notices for more Info. 

 photos of trees 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 Offers Recreation Fee-Free Days in 2015

Mark Twain National Forest in 2015 will join other federal agencies offering recreation fee-free days on public lands during federal holidays. 

Forest Looking For Proposals

The Roby Fire Lookout Complex residence in Texas County is part of a National Register.

Mark Twain National Forest is looking for re-use proposals for the historic Roby Fire Lookout Complex in Texas County.


From the Salem, Mo. Ranger’s Desk July, 2015

Thom Haines doing a Radio Interview

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the building of Loggers Lake by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). 

Mark Twain Outdoor News

AmeriCorps NCCC crew members enjoyed a picnic lunch at Council Bluff Lake

We recently said farewell to the AmeriCorps National Civilian Conservation Corps crew that has been working on Mark Twain National Forest for 11 weeks.