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Quivre River State Park, Troy

#56 of 103 in Nature in Missouri
Cuivre River State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located northeast of the city of Troy in the Lincoln Hills region of northeastern Missouri, United States. The state park's rugged landscapes range from native grasslands and savannas to limestone bluffs over looking forested hills. The park encompasses the Lincoln Hills Natural Area (1872 acres) and two designated wild areas: Big Sugar Creek (1675 acres) and Northwoods (1082 acres). The park offers an extensive system of hiking trails plus swimming and camping facilities and is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The park began as a federal recreation demonstration area in the 1930s when workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration constructed roads, bridges, group camps, and a picnic shelter. Two national historic districts are located within the park: Camp Sherwood Forest and the Cuiver River State Park Administrative Area. They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The state took possession of the park in 1946.
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  • Lot of trails. Decent hiking. We hike here often. Many trails connect so you can do a lot of miles in one day with different environments (7+ -or less- or so miles). Nothing excessivelyy hard or hard ...  more »
  • Quivre River is a must see in the Troy area. Plenty of picnic tables, some with shelters, great hiking trails, fishing, swimming, canoes and kiyaks to rent. You can even bring your own horses or bikes...  more »
  • Rode with my daughter to drop my grandson off at his 5th grade camping trip. The school reserved the Sherwood Forest camp grounds and it looked to be very well set up. The buildings were very rustic but we'll maintained. The cabins were grouped into little "villages". There was also an athletic field central to the cabins where the teachers and teen counselors could set up games and contests for the campers. Finally, I was very impressed with the overall condition of the facilities.
  • My friends and I had a great time renting some paddle boats. The park is pretty large, but everything is labeled really well. They just laid down new roads in the park also. It's a smooth ride if you just want to coast a little in a sunday!

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