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Great place to camp and hike

Had a great long weekend spent at campground # 1. Hiked some of the trails. Went down one night to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Newton, Iowa
Outdoor fun

There is a restaurant on site that is delicious, there is a swimming beach, canoe and kayak rental... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2019
Michael C
Kirksville, Missouri
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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...more
20431 State Highway 157, Kirksville, MO 63501-7069
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great long weekend spent at campground # 1. Hiked some of the trails. Went down one night to the restaurant on the lake. If you go, take time to see the 1500 year old or older Indian art.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 183Jerry
Reviewed September 4, 2019

There is a restaurant on site that is delicious, there is a swimming beach, canoe and kayak rental as well as boat launch and docks for fishing, walking trails and picnic areas. It is a great place to spend a pretty day

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. It has wonderful hiking/biking trails. It also has a great road to drive through the park if you don't have a lot of time to hike.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We had camped here before and knew the area so decided to stay in one of the rental cabins right by the lake. Nice sized cabin with view of the lake and full kitchen with Dish included. We rented the ADA Handicap cabin. It had...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Iowacamper
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great place to eat and real clean and the food isn’t too expensive for what you get and the service is amazing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jacobmc58
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Grew up in Kirksille, and going to the Lake was a treat. Spent a lot of time camping there as a Boy Scout. Nice swimming area during the summer. Lots of picnic areas on the loop road, which is also great for walking/running. Cabins are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The on again off again food quality seems to be improving again. I had a great steak, and good appetizers. As always, the principle reason to eat here is the view of the lake. The wait staff was attentive, and friendly. The prices were high,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

They are great place to picnic and play and camp and fish and boat and I miss we they used to do Jet ride on in water

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimmy M
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Large party groups are no problem for the staff. Ordered the special and it was really good. Go hungry and enjoy a glass of wine.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vermillionroad59
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Come here for camping, hiking, swimming or picnicking. A favorite of locals and tourists alike. There have been additions to the trails as well as new design features, which are lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 11, 2019|
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Response from ajrowe0615 | Reviewed this property |
Around 7 miles a 15-minute drive.
November 5, 2015|
Response from Frederick S | Reviewed this property |
Not when we visited, however Missouri has completed and continues to complete installations at all state parks. Recommend a call to the park Ranger to see if WIFI has been installed at Thousand Hills.