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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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Address: 1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
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+1 573-346-2986
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Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka...

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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One of the Lake's Greatest Resources

The hiking trails at HaHa Tonka are beautiful and there is a trail for every hiking ability. The challenge levels are all well marked. We love to visit as often as we can!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hiking trails at HaHa Tonka are beautiful and there is a trail for every hiking ability. The challenge levels are all well marked. We love to visit as often as we can!

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ha Ha Tonka State Park has been at the Ozarks for many years. Our first visit was around 35 years ago. We took our kids there to hike, see the castle and the springs. Now that we're living here, we had to go visit this beautiful park. I especially love it in the fall and spring. During the summer months... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my favorite place to hike in all of MO. The views are breathtaking. You can go fishing, hiking, and sight-seeing. You can go there by boat or by car. I highly recommend going when the dogwood trees are in bloom! This is not the place for you if you don't like to walk. It does have several areas... More 

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Mascoutah, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do for anybody visiting the area. Parking is limited near the trails so unless you want to park in the lower lot or along the road (which I don't recommend), get there early. If you're able to, go past the water tower and take the many stairs down to the spring. It's a work out for... More 

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Bethel Park, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is place has many interesting things to see. The remains of a last century castle, a natural bridge, sink hole and natural spring. A great place for young and old alike. A must see if you are in the area.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in August, and were lucky it wasn't a hot humid Missouri day. The hike was good, however we did lose the path at one point. Views were great. Glad we stopped and visited.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The ruins of the old castle are great to explore and hiking the trail up and down the hillside is fun.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was absolutely fascinated by the sense of history preserved at the ruins and the breathtaking views of this park. Even on a chilly day, it was well worth the trip. I'll be back with my kids.

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Deer Creek, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The story and ruins of the castle, carriage house, and water tower were fascinating. The views were outstanding but would be even better in the spring/summer/fall. Disappointed the visitor center was not open. Brochures were fine but you would think they would stay open at least till bad weather sets in for the winter. It was a beautiful day. Trails... More 

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Kansas city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We spent last Sunday at Ha Ha Tonka. We got there around 10:30-11:00am and there were not very many people around, so the trails were nice and peaceful. By the time we hiked up from the Natural Bridge to the Castle, the parking lot was full and there were quite a bit of people around. The trails were never so... More 

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