Salt River Journal

Mark Twain Lake announces Frank Russell Recreation Area infrastructure update

For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 6, 2019 12:27 pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announced changes to the work schedule for infrastructure improvements at the Frank Russell Recreation Area. Due to weather delays, some of the improvements will be postponed until fall.

Equestrian campsites are currently open but the shower building will not be available until Wednesday, May 22. The Joanna and Clear View loops will open on a first-come, first-serve basis between Wednesday, May 22 and Wednesday, June 26, and return to reservation only beginning Thursday, June 27.
The Flint Ridge loop will remain closed for repairs and will open when the work is completed, which is anticipated to be by Wednesday, June 26.
The Ray Behrens campground will have a partial camp loop closure in Little Bluestem for water and sewer full service upgrades for sites #53 through #58 and #61 through #65, which is anticipated to last until late June.
Personnel apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During this time, they ask all recreation area visitors to follow posted signs in the area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers greatly appreciates your patience and cooperation during the improvement process to enhance visitor services and system reliability.
For further information, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office by phone at 573-735-4097 or by email at

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