This state park features a good-sized lake with paddle boat and canoe rentals and a swimming area.
It also has nice picinic areas for studying, playing frisbee/football/etc. with friends, or just a nice place for a senic stroll.
Hard to miss in the small town, the University Campus is gorgeous especially in the fall. All the buildings are red brick which contrast the bright green of the trees (which there happens to be one of every indigenous missouri tree on the campus).
Going to 1000 Hills State Park for a fun excursion!
At 1000 Hills there is a great lake surrounded by wonderful wooded landscape. You can go on a hiking trail around the lake - all day trip - have a picnic or bar-b-que, rent a canoe or paddleboat, visit the 1,000 year-old Native American petroglyphs site, eat at their own restaurant (great food!), camp out, or rent a cabin.