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Cuivre River State Park, Troy
(3.7/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
Cuivre River State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located northeast of the city of Troy in the Lincoln Hills region of northeastern Missouri, United States. The state park's rugged landscapes range from native grasslands and savannas to limestone bluffs over looking forested hills. The park encompasses the Lincoln Hills Natural Area (1872 acres) and two designated wild areas: Big Sugar Creek (1675 acres) and Northwoods (1082 acres). The park offers an extensive system of hiking trails plus swimming and camping facilities and is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.HistoryThe park began as a federal recreation demonstration area in the 1930s when workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration constructed roads, bridges, group camps, and a picnic shelter. Two historic districts within the park, the Cuiver River State Park Administrative Area and Camp Sherwood Forest, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The state took possession of the park in 1946.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers two campgrounds, backpack camping, fishing on Sugar Creek, swimming and canoeing on 55-acre Lake Lincoln, and trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
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  • A wonderful place to drive, hike or walk. Just an hour north of St. Louis, this gem is full of wildlife and natural beauty. 
  • There is so much to do at Cuivre River State Park, from picnics, fishing, camping in tents, RV's and Motor Home Camp Sites, Hiking, Horse back riding on the equestrian trails, swimming, Etc. Great fam...  more »
  • Had fun swimming. We went to Honey Hive Farms and this was close so we stopped by, ok area. Very calming not to many people 
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  • Beautiful location. We got up early and rented a canoe, we were the first people on the lake! It was absolutely gorgeous. The workers were very friendly and the prices were very reasonable! I could not get my fire going and the worker came and helped me! The only thing I did not like is that you have to buy the fire wood there, you can not get it from downed trees.
  • Decent park for Missouri. Trails are just through the woods or around the lake. Lake Lincoln offers a small beach and swimming area. You can rent canoes or kayaks. The lake also has a boat ramp for low hp boats or nonpowered boats. It also has a recently new dock for fishing but the fishing isn't very good in this lake. Watch out for snakes in the area and pesky ticks and insects. The campground usually has plenty of open spaces
  • About an hour from st Louis. Has nice beach and very hilly. Nice campground. Bathrooms and visitor center dated
  • My family has been camping there for nearly two decades. Never have the restrooms/shower been so filthy and run-down. The beach at Lake Lincoln only extended a couple of feet before the water becomes clogged with decaying plant life. Some of the campsites could use a little tlc. We loved the Campground store and little library.
  • Staff is polite and helpful, roads and trails are nicely maintained. Nice place for a hike or picnic.