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 treesFrom 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).

Monitoring Plan Transition

Mark Twain National Forest has updated our existing Forest Plan monitoring program in order to comply with new planning regulations. The monitoring program is available for review here. The revised Chapter 4 for the Forest Plan is available here.

Recent News


Aftereffects of Flooding on Roads and Forest

Road washout at Red Bluff Recreational Area

Please be aware of the aftereffects of flooding as you travel throughout Missouri. We are still assessing damage caused by recent events and this will take time. We recommend calling your district office before you travel to your favorite recreation site to confirm that sites are open and accessible. If you have pictures or see damage on Mark Twain National Forest land or roads, please share that information with your local office. For local office information, including phone numbers, click here. Tips for dealing with high water can be found here.


From the Salem, MO. Ranger’s Desk June, 2016

Thom Haines doing a Radio Interview

June’s article features info about Property Lines.

Mark Twain Outdoor News – Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District

The rain came down, but did not dampen the enthusiasm at this year’s fishing derby at Potosi

Mark Twain National Forest kicked off National Fishing and Boating Week with its June 4th youth fishing derby at Bilderback Lake in Potosi City Park.