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Picturesque Chill Zone

Come relax by the lake. Sunbathe! Swim! Play at the nearby park. It is beautiful, it is the kinda... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orad O
Schleswig, Germany
My wife and I love to visit the park to walk

This park is very well laid out, with a great balance of facilities and nature. The centerpiece is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William S
Columbia, Missouri
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2001 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come relax by the lake. Sunbathe! Swim! Play at the nearby park. It is beautiful, it is the kinda place Huck Finn and TomSawyer could only dream about.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Orad O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is very well laid out, with a great balance of facilities and nature. The centerpiece is the lake, where people can fish and swim. It also has two looped paths for walking and enjoying the lake and scenery. We frequently watch people enjoying...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my greatest memories. We spent this Easter weekend at Stephens Lake Park. We went back to back days and spent 2 hours each visit. The dogs loved it. It was our last happy memory with our bigger dog as she was diagnosed with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

I have been coming to this park for many years its a great place to walk the dog around the lake, nice fishing area, playground great for the younger children in our family.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

Stephens Lake Park is a very nice city park providing a tranquil place to picnic stroll on their paved trails of wet a line in the lake. There is plenty of room to play with the kids or just let them burn off some energy....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Had not been here before, but it was very nice !! 1.7 mile path around the outside perimeter of it, nice lake, playgrounds. Place has it all. Found it to be very nice, especially since it is within the city limit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank scottnrobyn
Reviewed March 17, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised at the size of this city park and you would not know it's there just driving by if not for signs, as it's over a large hill. Very well maintained, as all of Columbia's many parks are. It has a large...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

Stephen's park has a great path for walking, jogging, or biking. The view of the lake is nice, and the park is really well-kept.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank comonative
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Stephens lake has been around a long time but when they made it into a city park it took on a much more visitor friendly place to go. Great for a family event and lot of fun festivals held there. Easy walking also for those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paula t
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Our granddaughter was married in Columbia. Stephens lake was a PERFECT place for pictures! It is a great area for every age!

Date of experience: April 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from debi612016 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is small nothing available for rent.
July 7, 2018|
Response from debi612016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We just walked
Mike D
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Mumzie9196 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a launch site & you may fish