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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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"Coolest Cove on the lake.. literally"

Speaking as a boater on the lake, we love this cove on hot days in July and August as the water is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David E
via mobile
Fenced In

Sorry to see the castle fenced. No longer can we look inside. Hope this is not due to climbing or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peoria, Illinois
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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 good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
+1 573-346-2986

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Speaking as a boater on the lake, we love this cove on hot days in July and August as the water is spring fed... much cooler than the rest of the lake when it's hot and the water is soupy. The rec area, hiking trails...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sorry to see the castle fenced. No longer can we look inside. Hope this is not due to climbing or vandalism. Let's be respectful of our natural resources!

Thank debbiemoser01
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my wife, child, and some family for a short day trip while on vacation in the Ozarks. Ha Ha Tonka was a great find!! From the ruins of the Mansion and surrounding buildings to the hike down to the spring, Ha...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great state park. Excellent signage and a good variety of trails. The natural bridge is awesome.

Thank Aggie_TDY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scenic views from the castle and the spring. The water is clear and beautiful near the spring. Both have paved trails but could be a challenge for some.

Thank RFR0101
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our children hiking at this park in june. We had a 1 1/2 year old, 8 and 9 year old. They all loved it. There are many stairs in the park and the toddler just kept going. Everything was well maintained and clean....More

Thank ltldxi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to thank Betty St the front desk for making our stay great .she was very helpful in making my reservations and informing us on everything that was available.

Thank bettymatern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, we were not able to stay long with the nasty weather rolling in. However, we made it to the castle ruins and were quite captivated. The walk is a bit steep, but we were able to make it just fine and we are certainly...More

Thank MistyLSmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the fire-ravaged ruins, which we found interesting and well worth the trip and the hike. We liked the park so much we went back to hike different trails the next day so we could see more of the sights. There is...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went early in the morning and walked up to the castle ruins and over by the water tower. The pathways, sidewalks, and other walkways are smooth and easy to navigate. The views are spectacular. Would love to visit in the fall when the leaves...More

Thank teri7478
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does it cost to go to this state park?
2 June 2017|
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Response from 855ricb | Reviewed this property |
No, it is free to enter the park, and free parking for your car. I'm not sure if there is a "camping side" to the park, and if so, if there is a fee to stay overnight. I don't think that there is a camping facility. I... More
Shaun F
Are pets allowed to hike around the catle and in the park?
28 April 2017|
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Response from laureninwi | Reviewed this property |
I believe so.
looking for a good place to camp near the park Ha Ha Tonka probably about 9 to 10 people
17 March 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could answer that question for you. We had gone to see the Ha Ha Tonka castle ruins and did not stay at the camp sites. .