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JOHN SPALDING REC AR, MO

Visitors at John Spalding are in the perfect location for recreation on Mark Twain Lake. The day-use area is the only facility within reach of the sandy public beach. It's also directly connected to the Joanna Trail, a 32-mile multi-purpose trail for hiking, mountain biking and...
Status: Closed through Wed Oct 22 2014   Season Dates

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  • No outside firewood; firewood can be purchased in campground; for more information click here
  • No alcohol allowed on beach or in lower picnic area
  • High water boat ramp open when when lake elevation is above 625 msl (mean sea level)
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Overview

Overview

Visitors at John Spalding are in the perfect location for recreation on Mark Twain Lake. The day-use area is the only facility within reach of the sandy public beach. It's also directly connected to the Joanna Trail, a 32-mile multi-purpose trail for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Tour the birthplace of world-famous humorist and writer, Mark Twain and explore the region that inspired his most beloved stories, such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Natural Features:

The Salt River of north-central Missouri feeds Mark Twain Lake, the regions largest body of water, spanning 18,000 acres. A variety of recreation areas surround the lake, including the Mark Twain State Park.

Recreation:

Swim and enjoy the beach all day, or take a boat out for water skiing and fishing. For hikers and bikers, the lengthy Joanna Trail lines the northern banks of the lake.

Facilities:

The day-use area is equipped with a swimming beach, showers, pay phone and picnic shelters. Shelters have electric hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit Mark Twain's birthplace in Florida, Missouri or his boyhood home in Hannibal.

The David C. Berti Shooting Range is below the dam and M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center is above the dam.

Booking Window
Fri Oct 24 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Oct 22 2014 -
Oct 22 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.55417, -91.65889
39°33'15"N, 91°39'32"W

From Hannibal, MO, travel west on Highway 36 for 17 miles. Turn south on Route J, and travel 6 miles. Turn west on Oakland Drive and travel for 2 miles.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

JOHN SPALDING REC AR
20642 HIGHWAY J
MONROE CITY  MO  63456-9359

Phone Number:

Information:  (573)735-4097
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