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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
+1 573-346-2986
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Unusual and beautiful

We enjoyed hiking in the park--trails were good (some even paved) between castle, natural bridge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EddieK421
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Freeburg, Illinois
Nothing flat here

An extremely beautiful scenic stop. Even before all of the fall colors were out, it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry K
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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.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“natural bridge” (111 reviews)
“castle ruins” (142 reviews)
“water tower” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
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+1 573-346-2986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed hiking in the park--trails were good (some even paved) between castle, natural bridge, and spring. Several scenic views. The castle was an unexpected surprise--not something I anticipated seeing in the Missouri Ozarks! I grew up in Missouri and have camped all over Missouri,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extremely beautiful scenic stop. Even before all of the fall colors were out, it was impressive. There is a lot of up and down walking for those of us with limited range of walking but still worth the effort.

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE went in the fall and the trees were very pretty. There were several people there, but it didn't feel crowded. It was a disappointment not to be able to go into the castle, but I guess it wasn't safe.

Thank Joy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You definitely have to make time to see this place! Gorgeous bluffs, great fishing, an amazing old castle. Could spend half a day here if you walk some of the trails.

Thank Heidi G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited and walked around. It was beautiful and not filled with a ton of people. It was peaceful and calm. We really loved our visit and will be back again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ha Ha Tonka State Park has great hiking, scenic castle ruins, a natural spring and fabulous lake views. The Lake front picnic area is great for gathering, or cove swimming. Try kayaking ... The kayak club meets on Saturday's during warm weather. They bring extra...More

Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was a great place to just get out for a bit and walk around. The castle really is remarkable. I certainly wouldn't call it 'just a big house.' Although we couldn't walk around in it, we could get close enough to it to understand...More

Thank awollenberg
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are visiting for Spring Break and love to hike. I’m so glad we found this State Park! We’ve been 3 times already. We visited the castle ruins on day 1, went to the natural bridge and did a little more hiking...More

Thank DeejDL
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was a one day trip from St Louis, MO and the park was so amazing to see all the different things to see - - from a spring to hike down to...........to seeing the Ozarks waters..........the remains of a castle, carriage house and the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It was a fun visit and the scenery is beautiful. The only reason it didn’t get a five rating was because the signage for the trails for first time visitors should be clearer.

Thank Sandy W
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Brittany C
3 April 2018|
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Response from diva3713 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - worth an inquiry with the park office though.
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Connie M
14 October 2017|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Inside the cave is well lite. In addition, there is forestry around the property that will make a great background.
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mschoor
12 September 2017|
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Response from Marilyn N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can at designated places....not at the the spring. My kids played in it often.
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