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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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Awesome Stone Frame

A breath taking view of the park. The stone structure and outbuildings are masterfully designed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Callie R
via mobile
Ruins, trails and views

This was a great stop for a hike and to see some beautiful views of the lake. The ruins were very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna R
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural bridge” (113 reviews)
“castle ruins” (142 reviews)
“water tower” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020-6233
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+1 573-346-2986
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A breath taking view of the park. The stone structure and outbuildings are masterfully designed. One can only imagine this home in its glory. It was quite an under taking. A nice walk with easy access for all ages. Take the time to see this...More

Thank Callie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop for a hike and to see some beautiful views of the lake. The ruins were very interesting. Several plaques tell the history of the site. It was well shaded, so not too hot in most spots. The trails are well...More

Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in the lake area and are fortunate to have such a beautiful state park in our backyard. We visit the park atleast 5 times a year. Our favorites include parking at the spring and traversing the stairs and then hiking to the castle...More

Thank Echey77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard about Ha Ha Tonka and the Castle Ruins for years but I'd never been there or even knew for sure where it was. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very near Old Kinderhook which meant I had to stop and...More

Thank AClarke625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Spring Trail, which goes past the spring then takes a steep climb to the top of the mountain. It's ALOT of stairs but I'm always impressed by how well the stairs and trail are so well cared for. This trail is perfect...More

Thank dhartley7411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitley Hike this park, there are easy trails and harder trails. The steps to the spring and castle are a challenge, but well worth it!

1  Thank SamtheLakeMan
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My wife and I go to the area primarily to hike and HHT has a nice five to seven mile trail that goes through a few different environments. Lot of different flowers and bird sounds. You go through a glade area, a savannna type area...More

4  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My family (3 adults) thoroughly enjoyed visiting this area! We hiked, visited the natural bridge, and saw the burned down "castle." Spring had just arrived so the weather was absolutely gorgeous and lots of flowers were blooming. There are lots of great views of the...More

1  Thank Bethany P
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Great park with varied hiking trails. Our favorite is the island, accessible from the trail to the spring Take a lunch, hike over the top down to the waterfall & sit a while. Peaceful, lovely area. Other highlights include the castle & the history related...More

1  Thank Lois R
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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

1  Thank EddieK421
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Lynn D
2 June 2018|
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Response from RJBandRDB | Reviewed this property |
For sure!! There are different car parks too and one is quite close. It depends on the time you go whether you can get into that car park, but even the further one is fine and dandy. :)
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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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