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Things to Do

Near Big Bear River Resort

Explore Nearby Areas

Unlock the potential for adventure near Big Bear River Resort! Discover various exciting activities like hiking, boating, swimming, or exploring in the Lead Mine & Tunas Area, Branson, Lake of the Ozarks, and Springfield. Explore local attractions and embrace the unparalleled beauty of nature. Whether you seek thrilling experiences or tranquil moments, the adventure awaits you in these remarkable areas.

Lead Mine & Tunas Area

The Old Order Mennonite community in Lead Mine, near Tunas, is 15 minutes from the campground. Some places, like the bakery and restaurant, are only open seasonally. Many businesses have maps showing all the places to visit. When driving, watch out for the horse-drawn buggies!

Attractions and Activities

a picture of a of the Ozark Bake Bake Shop, a welcoming destination for baked goods.
Ozark Winds Bake Shop
RV hookup sites with scenic views at Big Bear River Resort.
Meadowview Dutch Market
The charming exterior of Leadmine Country Store, a rustic and inviting shop.

The Lead Mine Country Store

A bottle of wine and a wine glass elegantly arranged on a table.
Niangua Furniture

Branson area

Branson Mo is a town known for its diverse entertainment. There are caves, musicals, magic shows, theme parks and much more. It is located 1.5 hours from the camprground

Attractions and Activities

branson shows musicals plays magicians at Big Bear River Resort
Branson shows, musicals, magic shows & more
Dolly PArton Stampede Branson at Big Bear River Resort
Dolly Parton Stampede
Silver dollar city - Branson at Big Bear River Resort
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum Branson at Big Bear River Resort
Titanic Museum

Lebanon area

Lebanon is much more than a factory town. While it’s true thousands of people drive here everyday to work at dozens of manufacturing facilities, Lebanon keeps the small town vibe alive by supporting small independent businesses like Jude’s Coffee Company and Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant – we highly recommend both! Lebanon is a quick half hour drive from the campground.

Things To Do in Lebanon Area
a picture of a of the Ozark Bake Bake Shop, a welcoming destination for baked goods.

26250 MO-64A. The park is a prime spot for hiking and fishing trout. On any given day in spring and summer, you’ll see fly fishermen and women trying to hook a big ‘un. Check out the nearby hatchery to see young trout in various stages of growth. They’re released nightly March through October.

RV hookup sites with scenic views at Big Bear River Resort.

America’s historic roadway cuts through the heart of Lebanon! While cruising the historic route, grab a burger or ice cream at Dairy Joy then check out the Munger Moss Motel and its vintage neon sign. The Lebanon – Laclede County Library also has a museum and research center for Route 66 fanatics. Don’t forget to check out the Route 66 murals at Boswell Park for Insta-worthy pics!

The charming exterior of Leadmine Country Store, a rustic and inviting shop.

The downtown area on and around Commercial St. is full of shops and restaurants worth exploring. 

A bottle of wine and a wine glass elegantly arranged on a table.

210 S. Jefferson Ave. at the railroad tracks. Open seasonally, the farmers market offers a range of local goods like meat, produce, plants, flowers and crafts. Open mid-April through October; Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lake of the Ozarks Area

Lake of the Ozarks, about an hour north of the campground, is known for its dazzling array of natural beauty to explore while hiking, boating, swimming, or exploring. 

Attractions and Activities

Ha Ha tonka -lake of the ozarks at Big Bear River Resort
Ha Ha Tonka State Park 
Bridal Cave at Big Bear River Resort
Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park
Shawnee Bluff Winary at Big Bear River Resort
Shawnee Bluff Winery
Bagnell Dam Strip at Big Bear River Resort
Bagnell Dam Strip

Springfield Area

Springfield, about an hour southwest of the campground, is packed with too many shops and restaurants to choose from, like any mid-sized city. Instead, we recommend these outdoor and nature-related attractions and sites to visit!

Attractions and Activities

Dickerson Park Zoo at Big Bear River Resort
Dickerson Park Zoo 
Wonders of Wildlife at Big Bear River Resort
Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
Fantastic Caverns at Big Bear River Resort
Fantastic Caverns
Wilsons Creek Battlefield at Big Bear River Resort
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield