Missouri Outdoors

Mark Twain Lake Maps & Directions

These maps are provided as a courtesy.  They are subject to change.  We recommend you visit Corps of Engineers website for the most recent lake and campground maps.

General Map of Mark Twain Lake Area

 

Mark Twain Lake Trail Maps

Joanna Trail

Lick Creek Trail Map

 

Waterfowl Refuge Area

Waterfowl Refuge Area Map

Fishing Ponds Around Mark Twain Lake

Map of Ponds Around Mark Twain Lake (large)

 

1. Kuhlman Pond
Pond size is 2.2 acres with a maximum depth of 17 feet and is surrounded by oak/hickory forest. There is normally a ring of submerged vegetation around the edge. To access the pond, park at Hunter Fisherman Lot 14 and walk the ¼ mile mowed trail to the pond.

2. Hunter Fisherman 13 Pond
Pond is 2 acres with a maximum depth of 12 feet. Located adjacent to H/F 13, a 100 yard mowed trail will take you to this mostly open pond. A good population of bass and bluegill live in this pond. This pond is ideal for young anglers because of its proximity to the parking lot and the open shoreline.

3. Henderson Lake
Pond size is 3.5 acres and has a maximum depth of 18 feet. It is located within the day use area of the Indian Creek Recreation Area. There is a paved trail to the dam and a mowed path around the entire pond. The pond has a good population of bluegill and bass

4. Old Route J Pond
Pond size is ½ acre and has a maximum depth of 9 feet. The pond is located west of the Ray Behrens Recreation Area and can be accessed by a mowed trail where Old Route J dead ends at a Corps gate. It has a large population of bass and bluegill.

5. Hunter Fisherman 53 Pond
Pond size is 0.8 acres and has a maximum depth of 8.5 feet. The pond sits in a hay field so access is an easy walk across a the field. There is usually a thin band of vegetation around the edge, providing plenty of cover for bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

6. Dead Horse Pond
Pond size is 1.35 acres and is located adjacent to the middle fork of Mark Twain Lake which frequently inundates the pond. To access the pond, park at H/F 35 and head west across two fields and two cattle gates. It is about ½ mile from the lot. Due to overtopping by the lake, fish population is uncertain.

7. Quarry Pond
Pond size is 0.76 acres and is located just north of the South Fork Recreation Area entrance. At the gate walk north ¼ mile on the mowed path. At one time this pond was a rock quarry so it is very deep and the sides are very steep. It has a good population of bass and bluegill.

8. Route FF Pond
Pond size is ½ acre and can be accessed by a short walk across a hay field. The pond has a good population of bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

9. Frank Russell Pond
Pond size is three acres and is located within the Frank Russell Recreation Area. There is a small parking lot from which three wheelchair accessible fishing piers can be reached. There are also several benches and interpretive signs providing details about the area wildlife.