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Thousand Hills State Park

20431 State Hwy. 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
+1 660-665-6995
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One of Missouri's best kept secrets

We took our camper and camped in campground 2 at site 57. Got in late so checked in with host at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cameron, Missouri
via mobile
Lake fun

Had a good time. The beach area was clean and not that busy at the time we were there. We did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirksville, Missouri
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The cool waters of Forest Lake provide the centerpiece for Thousand Hills State Park, whose woody shores and broad savannas recall a time when northern Missouri was far less developed. The lake offers fishing, swimming and boating. The park offers hiking, mountain biking, and abundant opportunities to see wildlife. An interpretive shelter helps visitors understand the petroglyphs left behind by the area’s inhabitants more than 1,500 years ago. The park also offers campsites and cabins for overnight stays.
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20431 State Hwy. 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
+1 660-665-6995
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our camper and camped in campground 2 at site 57. Got in late so checked in with host at campground 1 next morning. They were both VERY friendly, welcoming, and wished us a nice stay. Our campsite was partially shaded but faced towards...More

Thank Maggie2a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time. The beach area was clean and not that busy at the time we were there. We did kayaking and also rented a boat.

Thank mendezlk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love going out to Thousand Hills state park. I have eaten at the lodge and the food is fantastic. The view of the lake as you dine is breathtaking. I also enjoy just driving around the lake at dusk dark just to see how...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We walked a couple miles of the Big Loop Trail. Great scenery and a fairly well kept trail. Highly recommend it!

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This state park contains a large, beautiful lake. Boats are available for rent. There is good fishing. There are cabins and campgrounds and a great restaurant. There are rolling hills covered with oak trees all around. It is a short drive to the city of...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Enjoyed our time there, beautiful park with lots of tables and trails. The lake was great for fishing.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lots of different outdoor shelters with picnic tables and grills. The lake you drive around and can stop at two different playground areas. Early morning or evening you usually see deer and geese. Can also rent cabins

Thank Suess53
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hiking, swimming, a marina, restaurant. Perfect getaway for college kids less than 10 miles from campus.

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Easy access to Forest Lake within Thousand Hills State Park. Lots of wildlife, especially deer. Great hiking trails and good fishing. Boat rental is available, as are pavilions for picnics and BBQs. The restaurant overlooks the lake for a relaxing dinner. And don't forget the...More

Thank wsexton
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is such a pretty place to take your lunch and have a picnic. Wish it were a little closer than it is. But then it would be so crowded.

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6 November 2015|
Response from Frederick S | Reviewed this property |
Not when we visited, however Missouri has completed and continues to complete installations at all state parks. Recommend a call to the park Ranger to see if WIFI has been installed at Thousand Hills.