Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton: Address, Phone Number, Ha Ha Tonka State Park Reviews: 5/5

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
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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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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atuffbasse
Brazoria, TX45 contributions
Easy hike... Nice masonry
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very easy to get to the castle... and great color on the stone from the sun near the end of the day.... park open from 'sunrise to sunset' but Missouri state parks do not charge an entrance fee. Surrounding the castle they have put up a fence around the entire perimeter so can affect pictures but still have some pretty good shots... great back history from around 1906....
Written June 16, 2021
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DPand2
5 contributions
Beautiful park
May 2021
We loved the rugged trails and put in about 7 miles in one day. Well worth the effort to see the natural bridge, natural spring, castle, and rolling hills. Never seen dogwood flowers so large.
Written May 5, 2021
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Mobile760480
Oskaloosa, IA20 contributions
Not your average state park
Apr 2021 • Couples
We loved going on several of the trails. Some were easy and some were moderate. The moderate ones definitely were challenging so was glad I had good tennis shoes on. Really neat how natural everything was. Beautiful views! Would have liked trailheads marked more clearly. Beautiful park!
Written April 13, 2021
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Brittany B
Fort Wayne, IN16 contributions
Gorgeous views, lots of trail options
Apr 2021 • Couples
Love this state park for so many reasons! Remote on various trails, family friendly, trails clearly marked. Gorgeous views no matter the season. Variety of intensity for different hiker abilities. Highly recommend if you are anywhere near the area.
Written April 8, 2021
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ozbound08
Texas317 contributions
Absolutely stop for some outdoor fun!
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic find! Many different trails, some lead into each other. We went to the castle; slightly uphill, but on a paved path and many people of varied ages and abilities were visiting. You cannot get all the way up to the castle (looks as though it used to be paved along the perimeter) We also hiked the Colosseum trail, the Spring trail and to the water tower (Many steps up). The natural bridge was a beautiful sight but it was a little strenuous on the full loop, rocky and uneven in places. Beautiful views from various points. Kayaks available for rental & people were fishing. NO entrance fee!! Small visitor area upon arrival. Picnic areas throughout the park. Wonderful stop!!
Written April 7, 2021
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Corey L
Coon Rapids, MN30 contributions
Great State Park
Nov 2020
We are from Minnesota and travelled to Missouri for the nice fall weather. We went to Ha Ha Tonka State Park and it is one of our favorite parks we have ever visited. The castle and other ruins are really cool and there are scenic trails and views throughout the park. The park has a great combination of paved/boarded hiking trails and rugged natural trails. The natural bridge is gorgeous and the hike on the island is really cool as well. We spent a whole day at this park and could have been here longer.
Written November 29, 2020
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Roc A
Paris, TX16 contributions
Anniversary Trip
Nov 2020 • Couples
We had a great time hiking the trails. Being married 42 years ago, she 17 and I 19 we are married the old time way, For KEEPS 😍
Written November 20, 2020
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Chrissymae13
Grand Island, NE38 contributions
Hiking trails and amazing views
Nov 2020 • Family
This park was an awesome stop that turned into an entire afternoon! My family enjoyed hiking down to see the natural bridge, and then heading back up and around to view the castle ruins and history. There are lots of trails for various levels of fitness, and lots of paved or wooden trails for those with mobile restrictions. I was very pleased with how accessible the area was. The history behind the castle is fascinating.
Written November 12, 2020
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Ind
Kansas City, MO81 contributions
Picturesque
Oct 2020
The park has a beautiful castle which connects you to several trails. Just off to the next road there is a longer 6 mile hike for those interested in hiking.
Written October 28, 2020
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Laura H
Lansing, KS261 contributions
Great Trails
Oct 2020 • Family
Took the family here to spend some time in nature and we were very pleased with the condition of the trails. Well maintained, litter-free, beautiful vistas. Highly recommend.
Written October 25, 2020
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