Frank Russell Campground


Frank Russell Campground, set near the picturesque Mark Twain Lake, has a location near the dam, providing campers with easy access to the lake, river and surrounding attractions. The campground also features an amphitheater with weekly events in the summer.
The lake's namesake and legendary author and humorist, Mark Twain, was born in a town beside the lake.


Facilities

Adjacent to the campground, equestrian campers can make use of the shaded horse stalls. Campsites are equipped with electric hookups, paved parking, grills and picnic tables. Other amenities include showers, playgrounds and vault toilets.

Nearby attractions

While here, many visitors tour the birthplace of world-famous humorist and author, Mark Twain, in Florida, Missouri. The David C. Berti Shooting Range is below the dam and the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center is located on the south end of the Dam.

Natural feaures

Mark Twain Lake is sourced by the Salt River in northeast Missouri. The Clarence Cannon Dam sits on the eastern edge of the lake, providing flood control and hydroelectricity to the region.

Recreation

The 32-mile long Joanna Trail is accessible from the campground. Here, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy the rough and varied terrain that meanders along the northern banks of the lake, across bluffs and over hills. Campfire programs are provided every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Driving directions to Frank Russell Campground

From Hannibal - Hwy 36 west 17 miles to Hwy J, south 9 miles. From Monroe City - Hwy 36 east 3 miles to Hwy J, south 9 miles. From Paris - Hwy 154 east 20 miles to Hwy J (Perry), north 10 miles. From Perry - Hwy J north 10 miles.

Location and contact info

Missouri J, MO 63456

For campground inquires, please call:573-735-4097

Frank Russell Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 5:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 4:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 70
  • Pets allowed
  • Hike in distance to site: 1
  • Location rating: Good
  • Site rating: Basic
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Frank Russell Campground

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    Shade

    Quiet area

  • RV Hookups

    Electricity hookup

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Picnic table

    Grills/Fire ring


Activities at Frank Russell Campground

Day use area

Camping

Fishing


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