20431 State Highway 157
This 3,215-acre park has numerous attractions within itself including a marina, beach, dining lodge, trails, cabins, camping, fishing, and Native American Petroglyphs. Spend a day or a week!
The marina offers boat rentals including: paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, fishing boats, and ski boats. Located on the Lake, there is easy access for all types of recreational activities for the whole family. Call (660) 665-3712.
Rock formations containing historic Native American carvings can be found in a sheltered exhibit. Visitors walk on a path to read information about them along the walls and then match up the symbols on the actual rocks below.
The Park features seven duplex cabins open March through November overlooking Forest Lake. All cabins have air-conditioning/heating, provided linens and towels, bath with shower, patio, picnic table, barbecue grill, color TV, stove, refrigerator and microwave. For more information, call (660) 665-7119.
Thousand Hills State Park has 57 campsites available. They have 15 basic sites and 42 with 30 amp electric hook ups. 2/3 of the sites can be reserved while 1/3 of the sites are on a first come first serve basis. For more call (660) 665-6995.
Forest Lake in the middle of the park contains Largemouth Bass (limit -6 per day), Walleye (limit-4 per day) Channel Catfish (limit- 4 per day), and Crappie (limit-20 per day).
The swimming beach is open seven days a week during the summer from 10 am to 7 pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The beach is available for swimming at no charge. There are dressing rooms and showers, and a snack bar offering soda, chips, water and candy. No lifeguards are on duty at the swim beach.
The main trail is approximately five miles long and is perfect for hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, and backpacking. The trails Red Bud, Oak, and Hickory, are close to the marina and dining lodge and used for hiking only. There are also two other trails that are exceptional for mountain biking.
Located in the heart of Thousand Hills State Park, this picturesque dining lodge serves a wide variety of foods. Reservations are recommended for dinner. For more information, call (660)-665-7119.