Mark Twain State Park

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Mark Twain State Park
Missouri State Park
CCC picnic shelter at Buzzard's Roost, Mark Twain State Park.jpg
Picnic shelter at Buzzard's Roost
Named for: Mark Twain
Country United States
State Missouri
County Monroe
Elevation 607 ft (185 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°28′35″N 91°48′01″W / 39.47639°N 91.80028°W / 39.47639; -91.80028Coordinates: 39°28′35″N 91°48′01″W / 39.47639°N 91.80028°W / 39.47639; -91.80028 [1]
Area 2,775.14 acres (1,123 ha) [2]
Established 1924 [3]
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Visitation 240,301 (2016) [4]
Location in Missouri
Website: Mark Twain State Park
Mark Twain State Park Picnic Shelter at Buzzard's Roost
Nearest city Santa Fe, Missouri
Area Less than one acre
Built 1941 (1941)
Built by CCC
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85000515
Added to NRHP March 4, 1985

Mark Twain State Park is a public recreation area encompassing 2,775 acres (1,123 ha) on Mark Twain Lake in Monroe County, Missouri. The state park offers water recreation, hiking trails, and campgrounds.[5] It is adjacent to the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site.

The Mark Twain State Park Picnic Shelter at Buzzard's Roost is a historic picnic shelter located at Mark Twain State Park. The shelter was built about 1941 by an all African-American Civilian Conservation Corps company. The shelter is constructed of stone in a rustic style.[6] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mark Twain State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Missouri State Park Attendance" (PDF). Missouri State Parks. January 23, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Mark Twain State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  6. ^ James M. Denny and Bonita Marie Wright (November 1984). "ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 1, 2017. (includes 1 photograph)
  7. ^ "Mark Twain State Park Picnic Shelter at Buzzard's Roost". NPGallery Digital Asset Management System. National Park Service. Retrieved December 2, 2017.

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