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


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. 


Volunteers Pick Up Trash in Swan Creek Area

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

Mountain Riders Chapter of Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen and members of Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association. Picked up 16 bags of trash in the Swan Creek/Bar K area.

Mark Twain Outdoor News

Forest Service employee monitors a fire line during a prescribed fire.

Spring prescribed burning season is upon us, Mark Twain National Forest is planning several prescribed fires, by Becky Ewing, district ranger, Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District.