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Thousand Hills State Park

20431 State Highway 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
+1 660-665-6995
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A cold visit but beautiful even in winter

Thousand Hills is a beautiful state park even in the depths of winter. The park was easy to find... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BeachcomberMissouri
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Missouri
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Great trails and views

This place has great walking trails with different difficulty levels. Awesome nature experience... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
wilburh2018
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“pontoon boat” (3 reviews)
“forest lake” (4 reviews)
“deer” (6 reviews)
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20431 State Highway 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thousand Hills is a beautiful state park even in the depths of winter. The park was easy to find and signs were well marked. We are on a journey to visit all the parks in Missouri to collect our stamps for our passport book.

Thank BeachcomberMissouri
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This place has great walking trails with different difficulty levels. Awesome nature experience. Easy access from Kirksville Area.

Thank wilburh2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Just when the trees start turning, this park turns into a cornucopia of colors. Nice place to relax and reflect

Thank Darkdevil
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

thousand hills state park has many things to offer a family who would like to spend time in the outdoors

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

You can spend long time without doing, or fishing.We had a fishing time with a lot of friends, We bought license at the Park and spend endless fun time of fishing.maybe no fish at the day. But spending peaceful time on the lake with your...More

Thank yohindia11
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I was surprised at how large this park is and the size of the lake. It is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. We drove through the park, saw 2 deer right next to our car, took some pictures, and just enjoyed the quiet. There...More

Thank Carolyn J
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is Kirksville's greatest secret!! A beautiful and serene lake for boating, hiking and family reunions. We have a pontoon and love to just slowly float and enjoy the wildlife and the quiet surroundings. The restaurant has great service and food. Perfect ending to a...More

Thank E2786FUcarolynm
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 Luis M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 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
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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.
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