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

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America the Beautiful passes

Clear white water rolling over rocks from the spring

America the Beautiful annual passes now available online at


Volunteers Repair Damage To Mark Twain National Forest Mill

Judy Brawley, left and Charlotte Allmon helped repair Falling Mills Spring September 30, 2013.

Volunteers September 30, 2013 restore a historic mill vandalized spring 2013 near Winona, Missouri while Eminence Elementary School 3rd graders visit the mill.

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.