Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Capen Park is a hidden gem within the heart of Columbia, Missouri. A favorite among the locals, the park offers a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the town while being centrally located. The noise of traffic and crowds fades away while remaining a short distance to the University of Missouri campus.

A network of trails has been constructed by the City of Columbia the university, and with the right combination can exceed 4 miles in total length. Hikers, bikers, and strollers all use the trails in some places. It truly makes for a peaceful park perfect for a family-friendly morning or afternoon outing.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Unique park. Family friendly.

Cons

None.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Bird watching

Access

Vehicle

Location

Field Guide

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