Mark Twain National Forest


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Mark Twain National Forest

Address:401 Fairgrounds Rd
Rolla, MO 65401

Phone:573-364-4621
Fax:573-364-6844
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain
Size: 1,472,667 acres.
Location:South-central Missouri. Accessible by US 60 and 67; MO 21, 32, 49, and 72. Nearby cities/towns include Branson, Springfield, Van Buren, West Plains, and Willow Springs.
Facilities:233 campgrounds, 3 group camps, picnic sites, swimming beaches, trails (742 miles), boat ramps, fishing docks, (é).
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ORV riding, bird watching, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Forest encompasses 14 clear, fast-flowing streams, 16 lakes, and 7 wilderness areas comprising more than 63,000 acres. Greer Springs, with an average flow of about 220 million gallons per day.

See other parks in Missouri.
References in periodicals archive ?
The plan to sell portions of the Mark Twain National Forest, according to McCaskill, is not the way to help fund community services like education and conservation.
Mark Twain National Forest The FWS Columbia, Missouri, Field Office issued the Forest Service a final non-jeopardy biological opinion for the Mark Twain National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan.
After the 1996 gathering in the Mark Twain National Forest, the St.
We are indebted to many private landowners and public land managers for the use of their land and for assistance in locating and establishing study plots, including Danny Billings (Caney Mountain Conservation Area); Bob Glock and Sybil Amelon (Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla Ranger District); Becky Bryan (Mark Twain National Forest, Ava-Cassville Ranger District); walt Zak and Tom Lyons (Clark State Forest); Skeeter Stevens; Letty Schutzias; Michael Crews and Brad Young (Lincoln State Park); Randy Shafer and Larry Sanders (Walnut Point State Park); Kurt Bobson (Illinois Department of Conservation Forest Resources); Glen Lyons (Fox Ridge State Park); Rick Gobble (Hidden Springs State Forest); Mike Skinner (U.S.
Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122; (573) 909-0890; or Mark Twain National Forest, 401 Fairgrounds Rd., Rolla, MO 65401; (573) 364-4621.
At Mark Twain National Forest - where tornadoes and a 100-year flood have also occurred in the last five years - many surviving trees are more susceptible to ailments such as oak decline, which has afflicted red and black oak in the eastern U.S.
Forest Service have been working together closely to improve wildlife habitat in the Mark Twain National Forest in southcentral Missouri.
Van Buren, Mo.--NPCA and its environmental partners are fighting proposed lead mining in the Mark Twain National Forest that may degrade a major watershed of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
For example, Mark Twain National Forest, composed of management units scattered throughout the southern half of Missouri, contains not only forests but a rich mosaic of prairies, glades, savannas, and woodland ecosystems.