at Thousand Hills State Park

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Water recreation is a highlight of Thousand Hills State Park's outdoor activities. The lake and its 17 miles of shoreline make it popular for fishing, water skiing, paddle boating, canoeing and motorboating.

At the marina, you can rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. The marina also rents dock slips on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, and has a variety of ski and boating accessories for rent.

At the park store, located in the marina, you will find grocery items, all your picnic necessities, bait, firewood, ice, gas, and permits for fishing and boating.

Please contact the concessionaire for rates, hours and additional information at 660-665-3712, or visit their website.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Day-Use Areas:

  • April through October (On-Season)
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • November through March (Off-Season)
    7 a.m. to sunset, daily

The day-use area gates close at these times.

Park Office hours

  • April through October (On-Season)
    Usually available in park daily
  • November through March (Off-Season)
    Usually available in park Monday through Friday

The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., daily, year-round.

Please note there may be times when the office is closed while staff are working in the park.

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season