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Finger Lakes State Park

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Other Names

Finger Lakes

Last Known StatusOpen

Once the location of a coal mining facility, this state park now offers about 70 miles of ATV trails, a professionally designed motocross track, youth track and several play areas. Terrain ranges from wide and hard packed gravel to narrow and twisty ATV trails with occasional tree roots, water crossings, mud puddles and play pits.

The campground features 36 sites, many with electric and water hookups, but there are some primitive sites. Each site comes with a paved parking pad, picnic table, fire ring and lantern holder. Restroom and shower stalls are available. The campground is open year-round but during the off-season (November through March) the water and shower house is shut off. Firewood and ice is available for purchase at the park office.

The park has a day use area with picnic tables and BBQ grills, swim beach several lakes and ponds which are open to fishing, swimming and boating.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (September 2021)

ORV Permit

ORV permits for Finger Lakes State Park must be purchased online prior to arriving to the park. Permits can be purchased for same-day use only. The capacity of ORV permits sold will be limited to allow space for proper social distancing in the riding area and the staging area parking lot. For more information call (573) 443-5315.


Permit RequiredYesState Park Riding Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (86 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (72 inches)Whip Flags Required For Safety
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
not permitted on the motocross track
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size1,128 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail70
Climate TypeForest
Elevation690 to 720 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe OHV area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis vacant land has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis vacant land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis vacant land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis OHV area has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe vacant land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis vacant land has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandState Park
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Watered, Groomed
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine Size80 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
CommentYouth Track


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Casey's General Store (573) 474-8991
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Casey's General Store (573) 474-8991
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Casey's General Store (573) 474-8991


RidingYes ($5.00 per OHV)
Tent: $13.00
RV: $23.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Seasonal Rates (April through October)
CommentOff-season rates - $12/tent, $19/electric, $21/full hookups.


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityColumbia, MO
Address1505 E. Peabody Road, Columbia, MO 65202
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Columbia, MO
1) Take I-70 to Exit 127
2) Turn north off the exit ramp onto SR-763, continue 3.5 miles
3) Proceed through roundabout and take exit to stay on SR-763, continue .2 miles (stay in the right lane)
4) Take Exit for US-63 North, continue 4 miles
5) Turn right (east) on Peabody Road, continue 1 mile
6) Park entrance is on the left (north).


Contact InfoFinger Lakes State Park
1505 E. Peabody Road
Columbia, MO 65202-9484
(573) 443-5315


Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Finger Lakes State Park OHV Area

Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Large group of riders sitting on ATVs with orange whip flags parked in staging area.

Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Group of five ATVs with orange whip flags driving to the trails.

Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Young child wearing red and white motorcycle helmet standing next to woman sitting on Yamaha ATV covered in mud.

Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Young rider wearing red and black motorcycle helmet, Scott goggles and Fox Racing motocross jersey sitting on Artic Cat ATV.

Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Finger Lakes State Park OHV Area

The swim beach is popular after a long day of riding. Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Group of young men at campsite watching an ATV being repaired.

Photo Submitted 4/9/2014 (Thanks!)

Finger Lakes OHV Area Photo

Yamaha Banshee covered in mud with pair of riding gloves on seat, blue HJC motorcycle helmet and goggles on handle bars.

Photo Submitted 4/15/2013 (Thanks!)

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