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Mark Twain State Park
CCC picnic shelter at Buzzard's Roost, Mark Twain State Park.jpg
Picnic shelter at Buzzard's Roost
Location Monroe, Missouri, United States
Area 2,775.14 acres (11.2306 km2)
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Established 1924
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
Built 1941 (1941)
Built by CCC
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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