Our favorite time to cruise the lake is at sunset. Like all of the Missouri lakes, the sunsets at Mark Twain Lake are absolutely stunning. No matter how many times we see the sunsets, I am compelled to take pictures to capture that moment since no two sunsets are ever the same.
Mark Twain Lake was created by the Cannon Dam impounding the Salt River.
The dam contains a hydroelectric power plant, with two generators, capable of producing up to 58 megawatts (78,000 hp) of power, or enough to supply a town of 20,000 people. When both units are operating at capacity, as much as 5,400,000 US gallons of water pass through the turbines each minute. 
After several years of camping at Ray Behrens Campground, we decided to sell the camper trailer and purchase a condominium. We wanted to spend more time enjoying the lake and surrounding area and less time setting up and tearing down the camp site.