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Forest Lake

Forest Lake at Thousand Hills State Park is located in Adair County, Missouri,  just over 3 miles west of Kirksville, Missouri. The 3,215 acres  park was established in 1952and include the 703-acre Forrest Lake.Forest Lake Missouri

Boating
Boats with outboard motors up to 90 horsepower are allowed, along with canoes and small sailboats. All private boats must have a city permit, which can be purchased for a nominal daily or seasonal fee at the marina. A fully equipped marina offering boat and equipment rentals along with convenience store grocery items is available.

Fishing
The most common fish species found in Forest Lake are large-mouth bass, walleye, crappie, and channel catfish.

Swimming
A large swimming beach with lifeguard, snack bar, changing areas and showers are open daily May 28 to September 6 from 1pm to 6pm, weather permitting.

Pick-nicking
Over sixty picnic sites, four open shelters, and one enclosed shelter are available. Two large playground areas are located near picnicking areas as well.

Hiking & Biking
The park features several hiking trails suited for a variety of experience levels. A six-mile mountain biking/hiking trail can also be found.