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Thousand Hills State Park

20431 State Hwy. 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
+1 660-665-6995
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Heaven for p-eaceful time

You can spend long time without doing, or fishing.We had a fishing time with a lot of friends, We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lahore, Pakistan
beautiful place

I was surprised at how large this park is and the size of the lake. It is a beautiful, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn J
Saint Louis, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat rentals” (3 reviews)
“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
“forest lake” (4 reviews)
20431 State Hwy. 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
+1 660-665-6995
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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
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
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.

1  Thank J411ZAtammym
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
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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.