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Noblett Lake Is Again Open To The Public

Noblett Lake refilled through the spring and summer of 2012 after being drained in August 2011 by suspected vandals. The lake area is now re-opened for public use. (USDA Forest Service photo)

Mark Twain National Forest’s Noblett Lake is once again open for public use.
Mark Twain National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase has rescinded the Aug. 31, 2011 closure order placed on Noblett Lake after suspected vandals opened the dam spillway and drained the lake.
“The public is now welcome to use this popular recreation area again, “ said Mark Twain National Forest Ava-Cassville-Willow Springs District Ranger Jenny Farenbaugh.
Noblett Lake is located west of AP Highway, southwest of Willow Springs.
For more information, contact the Mark Twain National Forest, Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District at 417-683-4428 and visit Mark Twain National Forest’s website at
Mark Twain National Forest is managed to continue to restore Missouri’s natural communities and maintain a healthy, working forest.