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Thousand Hills State Park

20431 State Hwy. 157, Kirksville, MO 63501
660-665-6995
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Kirksville
Type: State Parks
Owner description: The cool waters of Forest Lake provide the centerpiece for Thousand Hills State Park, whose woody shores and broad savannas recall a time when... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The main attraction is the lake, which seems clean and relatively uncrowded - we didn't boat. The beach looks clean also - we didn't swim. We really went to hike. We took the Redbud Trail which is not a long trail. It goes through some lovely woods, but the trail itself needs maintenance. Most of the steps are washed out... More

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Cary, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We camped for three nights. The site pad was nice for our small trailer. The table, however, was down the hill a bit and it was muddy. The previous campers had left some trash behind and the management does not clean it up. It rained our entire second day, so we did not get a chance to rent a kayak... More

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Oberlin, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We made reservations to celebrate the graduations of our grandson and his wife. The service was wonderful, quick, and the food was prepared well. The view from the dining area windows made it extra nice.

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Bangor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This park has it all! The drive has beautiful hills, views of a glassy lake, an opportunity for fine food, a marina and camping & cabins. I've enjoyed swimming, camping and dressing up for a good dinner at Thousand Hills Park

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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Wow can't wait to visit this place in the summer. The trails looked amazing. The cabins had an amazing veiw.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Awesome park, great restaurant, fun lake. We loved the cabins on the lake which feature the quietest air conditioners I've ever (not) heard. The restaurant is pricey but the food is great and the view is priceless. And an excellent, patient waitstaff.

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Davenport, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed at Thousand Hills State Park in Kirksville, MO and this cam pground was clean and had spacious RV campsites. The campsites were clean and the campfire pits were clean. The shoers and bathrooms were v ery, very clean. We were at campground 1 and although extremely hot weather, we enjoyed our stay.

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Kirksville, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you travel a lot in Missouri and are looking for a great place to camp, fish, boat or hike here is a perfect destination for you. Thousand Hills has it all. The camping is sweet, quiet it has nice tent, RV or pop up tent camping sites. There are a lot of electric hookups in campsite 1 and a... More

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Kirksville, Missouri USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you visit the Kirksville area, do not miss out on having a nice pic-nic by the shores of the Thousand Hills Lake....The Lake itself, I do not advice to swim in because the waters are quite chilly and murky and cottonmouths snakes, have been seen in it........But, great for boating or fishing.....It is the best place, I can think... More

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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent the weekend here at the end of June and rented 4 of the cabins. Cabins have been updated since the last time we were here and were very nice. My sister even brought her dog, as some of the cabins are pet-friendly. Ours looked right out onto the lake (also a very easy walk down the hill to... More

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