Ha Ha Tonka State Park – 1491 MO-D, Camdenton. Pack up a picnic lunch and head to Ha Ha Tonka to explore caves, sinkholes, a natural bridge and the ruins of an old stone castle. The view overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks is stunning.
Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park – 526 Bridal Cave Rd., Camdenton. Hourlong guided tours of the cave’s stunning onyx formations run all day, year round. The temperature inside the cave remains a steady 60 degrees, so a summer visit is a refreshing escape from the heat. Touring by lantern on Saturday nights during the summer is a special way to see the cave.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park – 403 Hwy 134, Kaiser. Swim, fish and boat along 89 miles of shoreline at Missouri’s largest state park. There are also trails for mountain biking and horse riding, many leading to gorgeous blufftop views. Natural beauty can also be experienced underground during cavern tours.
Bagnell Dam Strip – 617 River Rd., Lakeside. The entertainment district has something for everyone, including shopping, dining, ice cream and candy shops, bars and a winery. Set up a boat tour, parasailing, or get old-timey photos done right on the dam. Open year round.
Big Surf Waterpark – 954 St. Hwy Y, Linn Creek. – Family waterpark open during the summer season.
Seven Springs Winery – 846 Winery Hills Estate, Linn Creek. The winery is a sister company to our floating partner, Coastal Country River Resort. Seven Springs makes its own wines from grapes grown on its 160-acre property. Order a tasting or spring for a full bottle. We recommend trying the Norton red and Blushing Springs sparkling. A light menu is also offered.