Cuivre River State Park
|Cuivre River State Park|
|Missouri State Park|
Swimming area in Lincoln Lake
|Elevation||548 ft (167 m) |
|Area||6,393.94 acres (2,588 ha) |
|Management||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
|Website: Cuivre River State Park|
Cuivre River State Park is located in northeastern Missouri, United States, east of Troy. The 6,393 acres (2,587 ha) park was established in 1946. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration developed the landscape as a federal recreation demonstration area. These projects built roads, bridges, group camps, and some hiking trails.
Activities and amenities
The park offers two campgrounds, fishing on Sugar Creek, swimming and canoeing on 55-acre Lake Lincoln, and hiking, cycling and horseback riding on a variety of trails:
|Hamilton Hollow Trail||1 mile (1.6 km)|
|Frenchman's Bluff Trail||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Cuivre River Trail||7 miles (11 km)|
|Big Sugar Creek Trail||7 miles (11 km)|
|Turkey Hollow Trail||1 mile (1.6 km)|
|Mossy Hill Trail||1 mile (1.6 km)|
|Lone Spring Trail||6 miles (9.7 km)|
|Lakeside Trail||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Prairie Trail||.2 miles (0.32 km)|
|Blazing Star Trail||2 miles (3.2 km)|
- "Cuivre River State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- "State parks...estimated acres". Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
- Henry, Steve (2006). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St Louis (2nd ed.). Menasha Ridge Press. pp. 100–02. ISBN 0897326121.
- "Cuivre River State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
- Cuivre River State Park Missouri Department of Natural Resources