The Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri's National Forest, offers a wide range of learning and recreational opportunities for you and your family. The Mark Twain National Forest is located in southern and central Missouri, and extends from the St. Francois Mountains in the southeast to dry rocky glades in the southwest, from the prairie lands along the Missouri River to the nation's most ancient mountains in the south. Clear spring-fed rivers and streams, rocky bluffs, pastoral views and shaded trails all welcome visitors to explore and enjoy the beauty of the renowned Ozarks.
The beautiful Ozarks serve as the setting for a wide variety of activities, and you have 1.5 million acres to roam.
Fourteen floatable streams and 16 lakes from 3 acres to 440 acres await you. You'll find trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, or ATV/motorcycle riding. Unwind in our campgrounds and picnic areas.
Focusing on ecology, aesthetics, wildlife, and recreation has yielded a national forest that has truly come back from being "lands that nobody wanted" to the lovely woodland it is today. Come and enjoy!
Contact an America Outdoors outfitter for information on outdoor activities in the Mark Twain National Forest for the ultimate Adventure Vacation!