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 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


Forest Hosts Road Study Open Houses

Mark Twain National Forest hosts open houses in April 2015 throughout southern Missouri as part of a study of the forest’s road system. “See these FAQs for more information.”

“Share your comments on specific Mark Twain National Forest System Roads using our collaborative mapping tool online.” 


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. 


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

Thom Haines doing a Radio Interview

If you are one of those people looking at buying land that adjoins Mark Twain National Forest.

Largest North American Salamander Needs Your Help

The Eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America, reaching lengths up to 24 inchs

The Eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America that needs clean streams with high water quality and silt-free stream beds to find their prey and avoid predators.