The lake is beautiful. I parked on the wrong side of the lake. I thought I could walk all around the lake. At 4 miles, I realized I had to turn back around. It took me 8 miles to get back to my car. So do not make the mistake I made. Trails (if there is one) are not clearly marked. Be careful to NOT take the bike trail. It will NOT loop you around the lake.

Nice scenery and tons of wildlife!

it is a great hike for short hikes, it is also nearby so that is a plus. I wish I had a good hiking partner to share in the fun.

Not much here. Cool if you like farm fields and swamps I guess.

The park received funding from a donor and reopened.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/horseshoe-lake-state-park-reopens-after-overdue-electric-bills-paid/article_926124f2-18fc-59a9-8798-3c14dc12e9d4.html

Lots of fun, but the park lost funding and closed.

This park is closing down. Sad to see it go, it was a close hike for me. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article72927432.html

Pretty nice walk!

first time on this trail. I'll come back. good trail to break in my new hiking boots

Wide trail, well maintained. Follows some farmland which is less than desirable. But beautiful lake and birds...birds definitely don't disappoint.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016