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Visit The Ozarks

Updated on June 29, 2015
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Carol graduated from Indian Hills C.C. with an AAS in H.I.T and an AA in Arts & Science. A Social Media Booster for Wine Diamonds Film.

A wonderful place in the mountains.

We had a peaceful stay in the mountains overlooking #4 on the green. The temperature was in the 60’s the first day and in the 70’s, the day we left. The fireplace came in handy during the chilly and damp nights between the two. Great opportunities for the whole family to enjoy themselves. March has less chances for entertainment but there is still plenty to keep you on the go.

Great customer service. I would recommend this property to my family and friends. My sister-in-law and I enjoyed our time staying at the Cook Family's Lake House, eating at the Black Bear Lodge Restaurant, shopping at the 110 Shopping Outlet Mall, exploring the Ha Ha Tonka State Park Castle Ruins and the Natural Bridge. We also went to the cinema 8 to watch, Insurgent. Our March Madness time was peaceful and perfect. If you liked the movie, Divergent, you will most likely enjoy, Insurgent.

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A State Park worth visiting.

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A markerOsage Beach, Missouri -
Osage Beach, MO, USA
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B markerState Park Ha Ha Tonka -
Ha Ha Tonka State Park, 1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020, USA
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Pick Your Trails

Trails
Distance
Brief Summery
Acorn Trail
1 mile
More than 299 native plants
Boulder Ridge Trail
1.5 miles
Sandstone boulders
Cedar Trail
.25 miles
different types of native trees
Dell Rim Trail
.25 miles
Sinkhole: 150 - foot -deep
There are more trails ranging from .5 miles to 6.5 miles.

Ruins of a Castle

A Fire Destroyed the Castle.
A Fire Destroyed the Castle. | Source

Located in Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Castle destroyed by fire in 1942.
Castle destroyed by fire in 1942. | Source

High On The Hill

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Overlooking Lake of the Ozarks, Whispering Dell & Ha Ha Tonka Spring.
Overlooking Lake of the Ozarks, Whispering Dell & Ha Ha Tonka Spring.
Overlooking Lake of the Ozarks, Whispering Dell & Ha Ha Tonka Spring. | Source

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Take a journey into the past, where once was a carriage house, a water tower and a castle. The castle and the stable burned in 1942. In 1972, the tower burned.

  1. Castle Trail
  2. Lake Trail
  3. Quarry Trail

Eleven more trails can be found along the Ha Ha Tonka State Park.




Natural Bridge

Walk under this natural bridge and your creative side may find itself in a fantasy storyline on the other side.
Walk under this natural bridge and your creative side may find itself in a fantasy storyline on the other side. | Source

On the other side of the "Natural Bridge"....

In real life this looks like an enchanted forest.
In real life this looks like an enchanted forest. | Source

Colosseum Trail

This is a .75 mile trail. The Natural Bridge is located on this trail.

Is it just me or do you see two eyes, a nose and a mouth?

Black Bear Lodge and Restaurant

This is just one out of many restaurants in the area. Keep reading for a list of other family restaurants and bars. Enter the Bears Den if you dare, this place has an arcade area and a collection of antiques to admire.

Black Bear

Restaurant in the mountains with a view overlooking the water.
Restaurant in the mountains with a view overlooking the water. | Source

Seafood Within Walking Distance of Shawnee Bluff Winery

A markerL.O.'s Crab Shack Osage Beach, Osage Beach, United States address 2545 Bagnell Dam Rd, Lake Ozark, -
2545 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, Lake Ozark, MO 65049, USA
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Seafood for Dinner

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Try this place out for the unique gifts.
Try this place out for the unique gifts. | Source

Waterslide

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Look out, the bucket will fall.
Look out, the bucket will fall.
Look out, the bucket will fall. | Source

"Timber Falls"

This place also has pool with basketball hoops and a snack bar.

Excitement

Adventure:

Paradise Parasail www.paradiseparasail.com

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf: PriatesCove.com

Go-Kart Grand Rally on Osage Beach Pkwy

BigSurf Waterpark, 5 min. from Tan Tar A (http://www.bigsurfwaterpark.com/)

Lazer Force Lazer Tag Zone

Bridal Cave www.bridalcave.com

Ozark Caves (mostateparks.com)

Eagle Lanes Bowling

Golf Trail (13 challenging courses) GolfTrail.com

Bagnell Dam & The North Shore (LakeOzarkBagnellDam.com)

Food and Drinks:

Larry’s on the Lake Tiki Bar

Tea Room & Restaurant

Backwater Jack’s

Topsiders Poop Deck

Miller’s Manna

Shorty Pants

Dog Days Lakefront Dining (Arcade)

Wobbly Boots Road House

Paradise Restaurant And Bar

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Shawnee Bluff Winery

A place to drink wine, swim, enjoy music while watching the sunset. Spend the night or the week.
A place to drink wine, swim, enjoy music while watching the sunset. Spend the night or the week. | Source

Make your reservation to stay safe off the roads.

"If you drink, don't drive." Leave the driving to your designated driver or reserve a room at the winery. "It's cheaper in the long run."

Golfing at the Lake of the Ozarks

Fishing in the Lake of the Ozarks

Much to see and much to do.

These are just a few of the exciting activities available for a tremendous retreat for those needing serenity along the lake or those wanting the competition or just desiring the thrill of the catch. While in the area be sure to hunt for the discounts or unique gifts throughout the outlet stores.

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