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Finger Lakes State Park

1505 E. Peabody Rd., Columbia, MO 65202
573-443-5315
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Columbia
Type: State Parks
Owner description: The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness of rolling hills at Finger Lakes State Park, one of two ATV parks in the... more » Owner description: The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness of rolling hills at Finger Lakes State Park, one of two ATV parks in the state parks system. Built in a former coal mining area, Finger Lakes’ trails and motocross track are popular with users who come for the day, but often fall under the spell of the spacious campground, leafy trees and hilly terrain. The park is also the site of the state’s newest mountain bike trail, the challenging 2.25-mile Kelley Branch Trail, scheduled to open in Spring 2011. « less
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Columbia, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The park was owned and used by Peabody coal, leaving huge strip pits, that are now used as lakes. There is camping for both RV and primitive, a small stadium & track for dirt bikes and ATVs, as well as trails. There is swimming, boating (with canoe rentals), a shooting range and many fishing places, including two with disabled access,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm planning a road trip in the future when I will take my street-legal dirt bike in my truck. I decided to check out Finger Lakes State Park while I was in Columbia. The staffer in the entrance station was very helpful in explaining the layout of the park, the activities and the rules. I then drove around to the... More

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A beautiful day was even more special in the tranquility of this park. The staff was very patient and helpful to us as we had never kayaked before. The water is a mix of very still and a little lazy current on the lovely "kayak trail" so ideal for novices. Rental price for kayaks was very reasonable but no charge... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a motorcycle and atv park. Expect the sounds of buzzing engines cruising up and down dirt trails. If you're okay with that, then you have found the best park in mid-MO! There are many things to do other than riding your atv: the fishing is great! A lot of bass and bluegills! There's a swimming beach with a... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is the home of every MU student. You can swim, boat, bring your own, find a cow pie? I'd never seen one before. But the scenery is outstanding. GO!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We just enjoyed 3 days of basic tent camping. The campground was nice and relaxing, good for ammature campers. We spent one morning on the Kelly Trail hiking and saw so much wildlife! The playground at the camp was nice too. However, the water was gross! I wouldn't call it Finger Lakes, I'd call it Stagnant Ponds. Couldn't catch any... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We packed a picnic basket and spent an afternoon here. It is so peaceful, the only sound we heard the entire time was chirping from birds. There were a couple fishermen around but everyone seemed to be enjoying the silence and nature. I love the fact that it's not very far out of Columbia, but it feels so far once... More

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Missouri, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Too much noise for my personal liking. Great for those wanting to ride dirt bikes. Nice shooting range, but usually very busy.

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This park is not only a great location but has almost anything you might want to do! There is camping, places for a fire pit, shooting ranges, hiking trails, atv trails, swimming and much more!

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice state park. You can camp, ride atvs, dirt bikes, fish, shoot skeet, and target range. They have many many acres of riding trails, and a race track. I use to come here all the time to ride. Now I just come to shoot guns

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