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Mark Twain Lake, MO

Lake Size: 18,600 acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 285 miles (459 km)
Latitude: 39.505912
Longitude: -91.722407
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 606 feet (185 m)
Counties: Ralls County
Cities: Clarence Cannon Dam
Lake Management: US Army Corps of Engineers

Information: Mark Twain Lake is located in Ralls County, Missouri and Monroe County, Missouri. It was created by the Clarence Cannon Dam impounding the Salt River and is located about twenty miles (32 km) southwest of Hannibal. It was named for Missouri author Mark Twain and part of the area around it is Mark Twain State Park. The village of Florida is located next to the lake and was the site of Twain's birth.
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Mark Twain Lake is an ideal location for all types of water recreation. Boaters will find numerous boat ramps located conveniently around the lake as well as two full service marinas. Developed beaches on the lake provide excellent swimming conditions. Special safety programs are offered at the beaches throughout the summer. Anglers will find thriving populations of catfish, bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill and sunfish. Timber has been left in the upper ends of the lake and in selected coves to improve fish habitat.
Mark Twain Lake provide countless opportunities for outdoor recreation - boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, hiking and hunting to name a few. You'll find developed recreation areas equipped with facilities such as campgrounds, beaches, and picnic shelters, as well as areas that are being managed for wildlife habitat.

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