South Fork Resort
Welcome to the web site of South Fork Resort. We have redesigned the site to be more user friendly, easier to update and maintain, and hopefully overall an all around better experience. We have brought as much content from the old site over as possible. If something is missing please let us know. Two new features of the new website are the South Fork Resort Picture Gallery and the South Fork Resort Blog. Be sure to check the picture gallery frequently for new pictures. The South Fork Resort Blog will take the place of the fishing report page and will allow us to easily provide updates, whether it be fishing reports, lake reports, updates on the resort, or maybe just random thoughts. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the new website.
South Fork Resort, located on the southwest side of Mark Twain Lake in northeast Missouri, has been serving families and sportsmen alike since 1988. South Fork Resort offers five cabins, eight kitchenettes and four motel rooms, for a total of 17 rental units on 8 acres. All units are at ground level and most are facing our fishing pond. Our cabins and kitchenettes are stocked with everything you should need to make your trip to South Fork Resort the best it can be. All units are now setup with a basic satellite TV package including local channels. We still plan to offer wireless Internet access at some point in the future.
The resort also offers a fully stocked General Store, including made to order pizza, pre-made deli sandwiches, and hotdogs, brats and sausages. During the season we also offer numerous types of bait, including minnows, nightcrawlers and others as available. We maintain a good selection of tackle and fishing supplies, including rods/reels, minnow buckets, trotlines and much much more.
We offer competitive pricing, excellent customer service and a family environment. We now have weekly pricing and for groups and organizations, we may be able to offer further discounts. Unlike most, we permit our guests to bring their dogs with them, however we ask that they follow our pet policy.
We are always accepting reservations including for next year. We do fill up fast for Holiday weekends, spring fishing, Deer Season, and most weekends. To assist in planning your trip, you can now check our availability online. To make a reservation, you will still need to do so by contacting us directly, either by phone or email.
The Mark Twain Lake area offers something to do for everyone. Whether you are into fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, bird watching, boating, site seeing, golfing, antique shopping, or just relaxing by the lake, the Mark Twain Lake area has it covered, most within just a few miles of the resort.
For sportsmen, the Mark Twain Lake area offers endless possibilites. Fisherman will enjoy one of the better fishing experiences in Missouri as Mark Twain Lake offers the opportunity to catch Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Catfish and White Bass. Hunters will find Deer, Wild Turkey, Dove, Quail, Rabbit, Squirrel, and waterfowl with plenty of access to quiet secluded areas.
Boaters will find 18,000+ acres of water to navigate. Mark Twain Lake features 19 boat ramps, some free, some not. Five of the boatramps are within a few miles of the Resort. Four campgrounds around the lake offer campers a selection of ammenities. There are three swimming beaches around the lake if you just want to go for a swim.
For those that like to explore, there are numerous hiking trails around the area. Additionally, the last two years a Geocaching compitition has brought to the area 100+ geocaches. Most of the caches are on the north side of the lake but South Fork Resort will look to participate by placing some caches around the south side of the lake. Geocaching is an adventure game that combines technology (the internet and GPS) with a traditional activity like hiking.
Other area attractions include Paris, MO, with many historical buildings and venues. Perry, MO offers many antique shops. Built in 1871, the Union Covered Bridge is the remaining example of a Burr-arch truss system bridge in Missouri.
Florida, Missouri, located approx 3 miles from the Resort is the birthplace of Samual Clemens (Mark Twain), the famous author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is located in Florida, MO and is open to the public for a small admission fee year round.