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“Don't miss this beautiful park!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Camdenton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri’s most treasured spots. Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, the park features the stone ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century castle built by a prominent Kansas City businessman high atop a bluff. More than 15 miles of trails traverse the park, leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves and down to the lake.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Richardson, TX
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51 reviews
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“Don't miss this beautiful park!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2009

While staying in Osage Beach, the hotel staff reccommended Ha Ha Tonka State Park. We we're sure glad they did. Our only regret was that we weren't prepared to spend the whole day. It has many hiking trails with castle ruins, springs, natural bridges, caves, and much more. We hiked first to the castle ruins. The 1/4 mile paved trail is handicap accessible and leads to a beautiful view. We were able to take my dad in a wheelchair. Next we hiked down to the spring. Most of the trail was boardwalk, but had many steps (316 to be exact - not handicap accessible). One or two places you needed to squeeze in between rocks. We also hiked to a balanced rock (not paved or boardwalk trail). The scenery was breathtaking. They have many more trails, but we were hiking with six children ages 4 - 10. They did fine on all the trials we tried.

A few tips before you go:
1. Bring your own water, snacks, or lunch. There were a few water fountains, but no concessions. The town of Camdenton is just few minutes away though.
2. Bring insect repellant. We found several ticks crawling on us before we covered ourselves in spray. After that , we had no problem.
3. If you like to hike and like nature, plan to spend the whole day or even multiple days. There is so much to see.

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Springdale, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2008

My wife and I live here and being hard core hikers from Colorado,
we found the 7 mile Turkey Hollow trail to be our favorite for a good hike every weekend in winter(weather permitting). It is a moderate hike, taking us 2.25 hours. Usually see deer, occasional turkeys, not many birds. In summer the ticks are really bad, so long light colored pants and spray recommended.
Also a good workout is the steps (over 300) up from the spring to the ruins of the stone mansion on the hill. Good view of the lake
too.

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