Cuivre River State Park, Troy
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Take a look at our Troy vacation builder to schedule your visit to Cuivre River State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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... read 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
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
Fun park; it has a nice big lake with a swimming beach, you can rent canoes, walk some cool little hiking trails, and the campground is nice. All in all, one of the better state parks I've been to - though at times the lake/beach area seems to get pretty crowded with rowdy kids and school groups, etc.
Watch were you park!! Recent incidents of people breaking Windows and stealing license plates over by highway KK. Park as far in park as you can if you hike any of these trails. Great park but lacking security and detterents for theft. Rangers seem to be stretched thin without any support or cameras. So report ANYTHING suspicious at trails heads, as it could be your car next time.
Camping here was great and not too expensive! Renting a single site for the day was $13 if I remember right and renting a canoe for two hours was $10. Overall, the site was nice and the hiking was good too. Just watch out for raccoons at night! When our fire died down, the raccoons became a lot more brave.
Cuivre River offers horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, a lake swimming beach, boat ramp, camping, and more! You can enjoy the sunset at Frenchman's Bluff or hike one of the many trails around the park! Great place to visit for the day or a weekend!
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