Mark Twain Lake Literature

Mark Twain Lake is a reservoir located in Ralls and Monroe Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It was created by the Clarence Cannon Dam (formerly called Joanna Dam) impounding the Salt River and is located about 20 miles southwest of Hannibal. The lake was named for Missouri author Mark Twain, (pen name of Samuel Clemens) who was born in Florida, Missouri. Although he lived and wrote about many other places, he often delighted audiences and readers with colorful stories of his native Missouri.

Books About Mark Twain Lake:

Mark Twain Lake Vacation Super Coloring Book

Mark Twain Lake Fun Book: A Fun and Educational Book About Mark Twain Lake

Mark Twain Lake Safety Book: The Essential Lake Safety Guide For Children

Mark Twain Lake Water Safety Coloring Book



Here are some key facts about Mark Twain Lake:

  • Surface area: 29.06 square miles (75.2 km²)
  • Maximum depth: 130 feet (40 m)
  • Shoreline length: 190 miles (300 km)
  • Location: Ralls and Monroe counties, Missouri

The lake is a popular destination for recreation, including:

  • Boating: The lake is a popular spot for boating, with several marinas and boat launches available.
  • Fishing: The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including bass, crappie, catfish, and walleye.
  • Swimming: There are several public beaches on the lake where visitors can swim.
  • Camping: There are several campgrounds located around the lake.
  • Hiking: There are several trails in the area that offer scenic views of the lake.

The lake is also home to the Clarence Cannon Dam, which is a hydroelectric power plant.


Mark Twain Lake is a beautiful and popular destination for people of all ages. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, Mark Twain Lake is a great option.

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