High water levels at Mark Twain Lake caused the activation of high water boat launch facilities on Friday, June 26, to provide boaters easier access. Recreation areas with high water boat launch ramps are John F. Spalding, Indian Creek, Stoutsville and Robert Allen.

High water levels at Mark Twain Lake caused the activation of high water boat launch facilities on Friday, June 26, to provide boaters easier access. Recreation areas with high water boat launch ramps are John F. Spalding, Indian Creek, Stoutsville and Robert Allen.

The lake elevation on Friday morning was 625.0 NGVD with a crest prediction of 630.5 NGVD by Tuesday, June 30, with no additional precipitation.
The John F. Spalding and Indian Creek beaches and the following Hunter Fishermen Access Areas remained June 26, due to the high water: Access Area 11 at Route N, Access Area 20 at Route FF, Access Area 30 at Route U, the Duane Wheelan Recreation Area, and Access Area Lots 53, 41, 33 and 12. The Joanna and Lick Creek Trails are also closed. These areas will reopen as soon as water levels recede.

All remaining Corps of Engineers recreation areas, including campgrounds and major boat ramps, remained open for public use on June 26.

Boaters and swimmers have been reminded to wear a life jacket, due to an increased amount of floating and submerged debris.

Contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at (573) 735-4097 for more information, visit the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email MarkTwainInfo@usace.army.mil.