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part ofMark Twain Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers


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.

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.


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.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
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Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.57167, -91.57111
39°34'18"N, 91°34'16"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MONROE CITY  MO  63456-9359

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)735-4097
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