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This 3,215-acre state park, set among the green hills of northern Missouri, is centered around 573-acre Forest Lake. The wooded park features camping and hiking trails, as well as swimming and picnicking areas. Other amenities include a full service marina, cabins and dining lodge. Visitors can see 1,000-yr-old Native American petroglyphs in a shelter area. Located 2 1/2 miles west of Kirksville off Hwy 6.

Location: Route 3, Hwy 157, Kirksville Missouri 63501 Telephone 660-665-6995 Toll Free: 660-665-7119

Other Missouri State Parks nearby:
(Revere) Battle of Athens State Historic Site
(Trenton) Crowder State Park
(Revere) Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
(Macon) Long Branch State Park
(Kirksville) Thousand Hills State Park

09/19 Coming to The Kirksville area
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