Fishing At Forest Lake
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and walleye at Forest Lake in Missouri.
A resort vacation destination, Forest Lake is a 570-acre lake in Thousand Hills State Park - just a couple miles from Kirksville, MO. Recent fisheries management has improved the quantity and quality of most species in the lake, especially bass. Catfish, walleye and crappie are also popular and plentiful. Boats with motors over 90 horsepower are not allowed on the lake, but fishing, water skiing and family boats with smaller motors are welcome. Canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats can get you to the fish here. Several areas of the lake have road access to the 17 miles of shoreline around the lake for fishing from the bank.
Primary fish species residing in Forest Lake
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Forest Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Thousand Hills State Park Campground - 660 665-6995
Lakeroad Village RV Park - 660 665-2228
Forest Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Thousand Hills State Park Marina
20431 State Hwy 157 S
Kirksville, MO 63501
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Forest Lake in Missouri.
General Fishing Info
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Forest Lake, at Thousand Hills State Park, is a great resort vacation destination.