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Bluffview (Mark Twain Lake)


US Army Corps of Engineers

Mark Twain Lake


Bluffview is an excellent location for boating and fishing near Mark Twain Lake. Here, visitors can relax on the Salt River and imagine what life was like when the beloved author explored the same waters and created legendary characters like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.


Visitors enjoy fishing for bass below the Re-Regulation Dam. Bird watching for waterfowl and boating are also popular activities.


The recreation area is for day-use visitors only, and provides a boat ramp, playground and picnic shelters.

Natural Features

Bluffview lies about 10 miles downstream of Mark Twain Lake and the Clarence Cannon Dam. Here on the Salt River, a smaller dam is in place to form a storage pool for wetland purposes. Mark Twain Lake and the Salt River are hugged by tree-topped hills in north-central Missouri.

Nearby Attractions

Tour Mark Twain's birthplace in Florida, Missouri, or try the David C. Berti Shooting Range. Visit the town of Hannibal to see the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum.

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Bluffview (Mark Twain Lake) is located in Missouri

Detail location of campground


From Hannibal, MO, travel west on Hwy 36 for 17 miles, turn south on Route J, continue traveling south for 4 miles, turn east on Route A, travel for 6 miles. From Center, MO, travel north on Hwy HH for 4.8 miles, turn west on Route A for 1.9 miles. From Monroe City, MO. travel east on Hwy 36, turn south on Rt. J for 4 miles, turn east on Rt. A for 6 miles.


Monroe city, MO 63456-9359


39.5716667 N
91.5711111 W

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4 Reviews

Rhonda M.
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2018

Great time

A'll sights near water were mostly sun. Beautiful. Friendly. Fishing, boating

Leah H.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

Great Place. I Love the history!

Great camp site and facilities. We ended up cutting our stay short because the lake was flooded to bad that the ramp was covered and we couldn't get the boat in the water. :(

Jill R.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2016

Crazy Beautiful

this place was such a wonderful get away! the views are absolutely amazing, and the camp ground has never been packed full when i visit, adding to the peacefulness and privacy. this place is such a beautiful place, I cant wait to go back!

Stephanie T.
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

When literary nerds camp

Visited two nights as part of a Mark Twain related trip. Lots of fisherman camping, not as many Mark Twain nerds. Didn't bring children, but noticed a playground near the campsites. Decently spaced campsites and vault toilets. Lake was beautiful.

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