Mark Twain State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMark Twain State Park
Picnic shelter at Buzzard's Roost
|Location||Monroe, Missouri, United States|
|Area||2,775.14 acres (11.2306 km2)|
|Elevation||607 ft (185 m)|
|Named for||Mark Twain|
|Visitors||240,301 (in 2016)|
|Governing body||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
|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|
|MPS||ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR|
|NRHP reference No.||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. 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. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
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