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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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Interesting Ruins

Made the same trip about 20 years ago. At that time you could walk right up to the ribs of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan L
Hutchinson, Kansas
via mobile
Walking and hiking

Walking and hiking to some beautiful views! Very relaxing views. They have a variety of trails... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“natural bridge” (108 reviews)
“castle ruins” (137 reviews)
“water tower” (56 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
+1 573-346-2986

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the same trip about 20 years ago. At that time you could walk right up to the ribs of the "castle" and water tower, now they have a fence all around it. Still very interesting structure and story. Build started in 1905. Also a...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking and hiking to some beautiful views! Very relaxing views. They have a variety of trails. One of the trails goes to the lake/spring.

Thank ehuels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great historical place with a lot of trails , an old castle remains ! Be sure and take your camera as the views are fantastic !

Thank bill s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ha Ha Tonka is well worth your time no matter what time of year to visit. The walking tour allows you to walk around the Ha Ha Tonka Manson, which is made of local stone,. The Manson was destroyed by fire many years ago, but...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park has much to offer. There loads of great hiking trails. Wild deer, turkeys, ground hogs, beaver are just some of the wildlife that you will see. This also a bird watchers haven. There are plenty of picnic areas including a fairly large coved...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a day of driving and no steps on the FitBit, my wife wanted to find a place to do some hiking. It was a Friday and the park was busy, but we never felt crowded out. We wound up walking four trails for about...More

Thank wallyum
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you're looking for a fall road trip to experience the beauty of autumn, Ha Ha Tonka State Park is a perfect place to stretch your legs and observe what Mother Nature has to offer. Trails meander through woods, rocky areas, and to the ruins...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Something for everyone. Many trails with various levels of difficulty. Dog friendly. Many trails even wheel chair accessible. Absolutely breath taking scenery.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went here to watch the sunset about a week ago and what a beautiful place. The remains of the castle was gorgeous too.

Thank foodfancierEastCoast
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This park is really great. Lots of trails to explore and immerse yourself in nature at it's best. The historical castle, water tower, and stables are very interesting to view. Speaking of views, the one from the castle backyard is one of a kind. The...More

Thank Sandy C
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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.
13 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.
Kim F
5 July 2017|
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Response from Day L | Reviewed this property |
Any shoe with good support would be good. I wear my tennis shoes on the hike.