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).


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.

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 March, 2015

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

Salem Ranger District Ranger Thom Haines highlights changes in Loggers Lake for 2015.

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.