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Address: 1505 E. Peabody Rd., Columbia, MO 65202
Phone Number: 573-443-5315
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Description: The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness...
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.
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we drove around this park. Very beautiful, clean and many lakes to see. There was camping and hiking trails, separate trails for dirt bikes and 4 wheelers. We enjoyed this park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Jo Ann P
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

we drove around this park. Very beautiful, clean and many lakes to see. There was camping and hiking trails, separate trails for dirt bikes and 4 wheelers. We enjoyed this park a lot. We are planning to go back to do some canoeing.

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Columbia, Missouri
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262 reviews 262 reviews
148 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We drove out to Finger Lakes State Park and Rocky Fork Lakes (conservation area nearby) after a fresh snowfall. It was so peaceful to enjoy the scenery as the park is very quiet this time of year.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

They have some nice BBQ areas for family and groups with decent bathrooms, We always go to hike the Kelley branch trail which is about 3 miles in the loop. Some hills make it a really good work out and it's nice to be able to hike a loop and not an out and back.

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Columbia, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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148 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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