Cuivre River State Park

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Coordinates: 39°02′01″N 90°55′51″W / 39.03361°N 90.93083°W / 39.03361; -90.93083
Cuivre River State Park
Missouri State Park
Cuivre River SP - Lake Lincoln 2005.jpg
Swimming area in Lincoln Lake
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lincoln
Elevation 548 ft (167 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°02′01″N 90°55′51″W / 39.03361°N 90.93083°W / 39.03361; -90.93083 [1]
Area 6,393.94 acres (2,588 ha) [2]
Established 1946
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
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.[3]

Within the park are the Big Sugar Creek Wild Area (1,165 acres), the North Woods Wild Area (1,102 acres), and the Lincoln Hills Natural Area (1,782 acres).[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

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:[4]

Trail Length
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)


  1. ^ a b "Cuivre River State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State parks...estimated acres". Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Henry, Steve (2006). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St Louis (2nd ed.). Menasha Ridge Press. pp. 100–02. ISBN 0897326121. 
  4. ^ "Cuivre River State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 

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