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Parks & Recreation Cuivre River State Park
For park information, call 636-528-7247 or 1-800-334-6946 or visit www.mostateparks.com/cuivre.htm. Also, visit the park Facebook page for all of the latest information and scheduled events https://www.facebook.com/Cuivre- RiverStatePark. Cuivre River is one of Missouri’s largest and most rustic state parks, encompassing 6,393 acres of hills, creeks, woods and grasslands. The park is located in northern Missouri’s Lincoln Hills, which were formed millions of years ago when great pressures within the earth caused the bedrock to fold and buckle. In many ways, the area is very similar to the Ozarks of southern Missouri because of its geologic history. Features: - 55 acre Lake Lincoln - Over 650 Native Plant Species - Over 150 Bird Species - Rare/endangered plants due to the native grasslands protected in the park. - Features two of only 11 State Park wilderness areas in Missouri where the solitude of large roadless areas are specifically protected. - 100 Tent/Trailer Campsites: 33 Water/Sewer/Electric, 20 with electric/centrally located water, 47 basic sites with centrally located water. - All campsites available for a continuous stay up to 15 days. - 2 platform tents available that accommodate 4-6 people each - Group camp facilities for Youth Groups/Not-for-Profits. Reservations made through the Park Manager. Group facilities include Cabins, Showers, Dining Facilities, Outdoor Recreation areas. - Backpack Camping only allowed in designated backpack camping sites. All backpackers must register at the visitor center before starting their trip. When the visitor center is closed, please fill out the trail registration card and drop it in the drop box located on the front of the visitor center. The park has 42 miles of trails, which is the second largest trail system of the 87 state parks and historic sites. Just over 18 miles of the park’s trails are open to horseback riding and 10 miles of trails are designated for mountain bikes. Cuivre River is one of four state parks that provide overnight camping for horseback riders. Horses are allowed only on designated trails, so please check a map before riding. Cuivre River State Park offers canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and bicycle rentals! Available to rent at the Campground check station.
Canoe, Kayak, Bicycle and SUP Rentals: $5 per hour with a 2 hour minimum ($10) $20 per day (8 am to sunset)
Must be 18 years old to rent and have a valid driver’s license. Helmets are provided and must be worn for each bicycle rental. Bicycles are to be used in the campground only (2.5 miles of roadway). Watercraft are for use on Lake Lincoln only.
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