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About the Forest

Mark Twain National Forest

Mark Twain National Forest continues to restore Missouri’s natural communities while maintaining a healthy, working forest.

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Points of Pride

Mark Twain National Forest is the largest public land manager the state, with over 5% of the landbase.

Forest Facts

Total National Forest System (NFS*) acres:
1.5 million (approx)

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