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Finger Lakes State Park

1505 E Peabody Rd, Columbia, Missouri 65202 USA

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“Enjoy the Deathly Silence of the Rolling Hills!”

The roar of ATVs and off-road motorcycles combines with the peacefulness of rolling hills at Finger Lakes State Park, one of two ATV parks in the state parks system. Built in a former coal mining area, Finger Lakes’ trails and motocross track are popular with users who come for the day, but often fall under the spell of the spacious campground, leafy trees and hilly terrain. The park is also the site of the challenging 2.25-mile Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail and a 4.5-mile water trail. Finger Lakes State Park offers 19 basic and 16 electric campsites. On-season (April through October) services include reservable campsites, a dump station, showers and water. Current nightly camping fees can be found through Camping Fees on the right or by clicking here. The campground is open and reservable year-round. For weekend reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay of Friday/Saturday. Water to the campground is shut off and the showerhouse is closed during the off-season (November through March). Potable water is available at the park office. To view campsite details, photos and availability, continue on to the reservation website. From there, you can select your desired dates and facility to begin the search. A printable campground map is available below for your reference.

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Reviews of Finger Lakes State Park

7 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.3 Access
4.3 Location
3.8 Cleanliness
3.3 Site Quality
3.0 Noise

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Confirmed by 1 users | Last reported on June 02, 2022

AT&T 5G

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Campendium

May 29, 2017
Rated

Signage to campsites is very bad, making you have to ask where & how to get to your site. People riding ATVs through campgrounds even though signs say you can't, which is very noisy. People washing ATVs at their campsite using the shared water (no water at individual sites), causing water and mud to run down into our campsite, resulting in standing water on our site. Plus, that is wasting resources and costs me in my fees to camp, because they are using the campground water to wash their vehicles, they need to set up a separate area for washing vehicles, away from campsites and charge like a car wash. Camp host allows friends to to circumvent the rules but nags others about things they haven't done (i.e. make sure your car is off the grass, which is so small it can't help but be off the grass), or why are you at the dump so long, even though no one was in line behind us. Because we needed to dump both tanks and fill our fresh tank because there's no water at any of the sites????? Camp host also allowed a big rig to drive through the camp the wrong way so he could pull in to his site front first when it clearly says they are back in, plus he drove at about 35 mph instead of 10 as posted. Our site was not level at all
Rangers are not helpful at all, and almost non-existent in the campground. Bathrooms not that clean because all the ATVers go in there and wash off all their mud. Park is supposed to have free wifi, but during our stay it only allowed us on once, and it was slow. Luckily we have our own.

If you are an ATVer this is probably for you. If not, skip this park.

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Nightly Rate: $26.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 17

2 Access
3 Location
2 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
2 Noise
  • 9 Reviews
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September 08, 2021
Rated

Our stay was Thurs., Aug. 5, 2021. We chose Finger Lakes State Park as a convenient, reasonably priced overnight stop on our way to South Dakota. It was a forested campground, not large, with sites nicely spaced. The pad was asphalt, not terribly level. We were in the first loop with 30 amp. electric. Potable water was near the dump station.

Because of Covid concerns, we used our facilities in the RV and can't rate the cleanliness of the park facilities. The park as a whole seemed clean. It could use mowing.

It should have been a clue that we could hear a distant roar of four-wheelers and that our neighbors seemed to all be towing dirt bikes or multiple four-wheelers.

The land Finger Lakes State Park is located on was originally a strip mining operation for coal. Trees were planted and the land reclaimed for a recreational area. The park is one of two Missouri state parks that serve motor-cross and off-road bike lovers.

Praise to them for reclaiming the land for a useful purpose. It's just not a sport we want to be around. To each his own. That's why we would not camp here again.

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Nightly Rate: $21.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 10

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise
  • 6 Reviews
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May 10, 2022
Rated

Great spot! 12$. Beautiful sunset view. Showers and restrooms were clean. Firepit and picnic table. Quiet at this time of year but can imagine it gets noisy when you have close neighbors.

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roadtripper713601 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $12.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 27

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Campendium

June 02, 2022
Rated

Heading to Mount Rushmore from Virginia; this stopover was just 10 miles or so from highway. I didn't need electrical hookup, so with veteran discount only $11. Site 27 & 28 are directly across the dumping station, but also mostly in sunlight (I have a Lithium Travato with solar, so sun is important). There are motocross trails/bikers here, but I'm only here for 1 night. The bathhouse shower was plenty warm. Great value stopover.

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Nightly Rate: $11.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 27

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Verizon 5G

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  • 1 Review
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March 07, 2023
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Quiet campground. From November to March the water is shut off to shower house and restrooms. Vault toilets were open. Able to reserve same day by phone. Senior discount, 1 night stay, $19. Park gates close at night helps make it secure security

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roadtripper9484371 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 10

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christineellis1

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 17, 2018
Rated 5.0

An absolutely beautiful park! I stayed here with my dog and was impressed with how maintained everything was, as well as how much wilderness it had. Before we even reached our campsite we saw a beaver! Wish I could've had more time to really explore the trails. It was pretty close to Mizzou too which was a bonus.

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Sophianna

  • 8 Reviews
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July 20, 2017
Rated 4.0

Peaceful and serene, but the guy wouldn't let me in to look around b/c it was close to sunset, so can't say much more than it seemed very peaceful. There is a shooting range nearby so that was very distracting for me.

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Finger Lakes State Park

1505 E Peabody Rd
Columbia, Missouri
65202 USA
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Max Length
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Last Nightly Rate
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Longest Vehicle Length Reported
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