This would be great for the Tri-State area and visitors would flock to this. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gauging interest in developing of a resort.

The Corps' St Louis District is seeking Statements of Interest for private party construction, operation and and maintenance of a recreational resort development located near the Frank Russell Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake in Ralls County.

Mark Twain Lake covers approximately 18,000 acres surrounded by 285 miles of shoreline and around 38,380 acres of public land.The Corp is seeking to determine existing market interest and feasibility of development. This is an opportunity for interested parties to submit a proposal to develop a high-quality public use commercial resort concession on 331 acres of public land.