Twin Pines offers opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, nature photography and other nature-related activities. A trail through the area provides access to pine-oak woodland and several other forest types.
Because of its location in the midst of Missouri’s most productive forests, Twin Pines CEC places a special emphasis on the history of the Ozarks’ timber industry. Displays at Twin Pines include vintage logging equipment, a log cabin and an early 20th century schoolhouse. Other exhibits, such as a restored 1946 Chevrolet panel truck outfitted with a generator and movie projector, celebrate the Department's early efforts to spread conservtion messages to Ozark communities without electricity.
Youth fishing clinics for largemouth bass, hybrid sunfish and channel catfish is allowed in 2-acre Mule Camp Pond by special permit only. Hunting is not permitted at Twin Pines CEC.