Mark Twain Lake fee collection changes due to COVID-19

Mark Twain Lake fee collection changes due to COVID-19

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announced changes to day use fee collection methods due to COVID-19 concerns. Mark Twain Lake will implement changes to fee collection methods to protect the health, safety and security of the public and USACE employees.

Day use fee collections resumed Oct. 1 after a seven-month waiver. However, under new guidelines, cash collections will be suspended beginning Oct. 31 and resume in April 2021. In the interim, visitors may purchase annual day use passes using a credit/debit card by calling the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097. The annual day use pass covers fees for boat launching, using the beaches and for the David C. Berti Shooting Range.

Honor vaults will be removed from recreation areas beginning Nov. 1 and plans are underway to add automated fee collection stations in the spring.

Other fees that will be collected, by using a credit or debit card only, include firewood permits and special use permits for open to the public fishing tournaments.

Firewood cutting permit information will be announced at a later date.

Visitors can obtain America the Beautiful Passes including Annual Senior, Lifetime Senior, Access and National Parks and Federal Lands Annual Pass by going on-line to

The Mark Twain Lake Project Office and M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center and Community Room remain closed due to social distancing protocol.


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