Park Trails

at Stockton State Park

Stockton State Park Water Trail

  • Boating

Length: 6.65 miles View map

This trail is recommended for canoers and kayakers.

This water trail follows the shoreline of Stockton State Park and provides an opportunity to enjoy the park and Stockton Lake from a canoe or kayak. Along the way, paddlers will see limestone bluffs cut by the Little Sac and Big Sac rivers and wildlife such as bald eagles and beavers. While on the trail, fishermen may be tempted by largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, catfish and bluegill. Green fish habitat signs indicate underwater fish structures for great fishing opportunities. The trail provides access to quiet coves for lunch and an island for exploring.

The two trailheads are only 1.1 miles apart by road and bicycle racks are located at each trailhead for easy bicycle shuttling. Kayaks are available for rent at Stockton State Park Marina.

Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
6.65 miles 3 hours, 35 minutes (paddle time) Linear Blue 1) At the gazebo on the south side of the marina boat launch; 2) On the south side of the Hartley boat launch