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RAY BEHRENS, MO

part ofMark Twain Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: RAY BEHRENS
Status: Open through Mon Nov 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ray Behrens is a scenic campground and recreation area, conveniently located on the southeastern shores of Mark Twain Lake. Here, visitors can enjoy the perks of the campground, go boating on the lake or explore the area's historic attractions.

Twain, the legendary author, was born in a village beside the lake and grew up in a town about 20 miles down the road.

Natural Features:

The Salt River flows through rolling hills of north-central Missouri, where it is dammed to form the 18,000-acre Mark Twain Lake. A variety of recreation areas surround the lake, including the Mark Twain State Park.

Recreation:

Mark Twain Lake provides countless opportunities for outdoor recreation – boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and hunting to name a few.

Facilities:

Ray Behrens Campground has three loops: Deer Run, Little Bluestem and Cedar Ridge. All campsites come with electric hookups. Showers and accessible flush toilets are in close proximity of every site. The park also features a marina and playgrounds.

Nearby Attractions:

Beside the lake is the village of Florida, where Mark Twain was born. Twenty-five miles east is the town of Hannibal, where visitors can tour the author's boyhood home.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Recycling
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water
Know Before You Go

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.51583, -91.66306
39°30'57"N, 91°39'47"W

From Hannibal MO, travel west on Highway 36 for 17 miles, turn south onto Route J and go 12 miles to the campground.


Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RAY BEHRENS
20642 HIGHWAY J
MONROE CITY MO 63456-9359

Phone Number:

Information: (573)735-4097
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