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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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Address: 1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
Phone Number: +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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The ruins of the old castle are great to explore and hiking the trail up and down the hillside is fun.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Randall L
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Randall L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Steven E
Kansas city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank BoomerJ10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip to Ha Ha Tonka! We didn't have much time, so we just went up to check out the castle and the surrounding buildings. The views of the lake were breathtaking and the walk from the parking area was easy. The castle itself is fenced off in areas so you don't get to take in all angles,... More 

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Thank Chelsea P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came the day after Veterans Day. The visitor center was open. Signs to the park were not great. Took us a while to sort out where we were and we overheard other people asking locals for directions. In the park were excellent maps with good descriptions of the hikes and difficulty. However they were in covered, unlabeled dispensers and you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are breathtaking and its an easy walk to the castle from the parking lot. Just be aware that there is limited parking in the upper lot near the castle.

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Thank Heather L
Liberty, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here on Veterans' Day, so the visitors' center was not open. However, their maps and signage made it easy to find where we wanted to go. Trails were well marked, and their level of difficulty easily explained. We hiked to the castle ruins. It was an easy one mile round trip. From the ruins, we had great vistas... More 

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Thank James H
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit by lake or by car. Beautiful vistas. Drive to the top of the hill to see the views.

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Thank Rosemary1002
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is very well maintained and free. The trails are wide well marked and informative. The scenery is beautiful.

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