We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Finger Lakes State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1505 E Peabody Rd, Columbia, MO 65202-9484
Phone Number: 573-443-5315
Website
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness of...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 52 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Variety of activities with some caveats

1. Despite other reviews, there is NO SHOOTING RANGE in the park. The shooting range is in the adjacent Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area, owned and administered by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2016
Edge W
,
Columbia, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 52: English reviews
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
118 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out this weekend to canoe on the lakes. This is an area that is old reclaimed coal mine land. The water paths are marked with colored paths. The kids love it. The water is mostly clear, lots of vegetation in the water. We did explore a bit too far and ended up in the sulfur area of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nick P
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We love to go climbing and hiking at finger lakes. My boys love it there. You can climb up high and see the great scenery or just hike around the trails. Nice little stream to wade in. And a small little dirt cave.

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia R
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful landscape! Lots of camping areas and scenic biking/hiking trails! FREE shooting range---LOVED that!

Helpful?
Thank Angel R
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I take my canoe out and just wet my hook. What a nice relaxing area. You can also go out with fourwheelers or a dirt bike there is a nice trail for that as well.

Helpful?
Thank julielS8511JU
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you have time walk this park, laid out to circle the park and lake. Nice water falls (man made). you can also fish on one end and jump in the lake at the other end.

Helpful?
Thank martrous
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you like dirt bikes and such there are lots of really nice trails. If you just want to camp, stay away. It's loud and people are generally rude

Helpful?
Thank Rick M
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
644 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

1. Despite other reviews, there is NO SHOOTING RANGE in the park. The shooting range is in the adjacent Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area, owned and administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation. 2. The partially reclaimed strip mine area was left in very bad condition by Peabody Coal. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (the parent agency for state... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Edge W
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

My first experience here we rented kayaks and paddled along Finger Lakes. We ended up loving it so much we bough our own kayaks to go out every weekend! The park also has a great mountain bile trail that doubles as a great hiking trail! It's a great way to spend your afternoon!

Helpful?
Thank Heather S
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with our tear drop and loved it! They have a swimming area with bathrooms, trails for your atv's, fishing, and kayak trails with kayak rental. The last was our favorite. The trail is split and goes two different ways that are marked with buoys that are red and blue. They are both great and only take about... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebeccab1234
Linneus, Missouri
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I loved riding the trails down there on my dirt bike and liked there facilities. But the younger park ranger was a real pain. He kept harassing us and following us,and we were never doing anything wrong. So I rate this a 5 on trails. -0 on park rangers.

Helpful?
Thank dirtbiker10-

Travelers who viewed Finger Lakes State Park also viewed

 

Been to Finger Lakes State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Finger Lakes State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?