Ha Ha Tonka State Park RV & Campground Guide

Missouri

Make sure that you leave plenty of time for exploring when you visit Ha Ha Tonka State Park because it has so much to offer, including sinkholes, caves, a natural bridge, sheer bluffs, and a large stream. You'll also want to explore the ruins of the turn-of-the-century stone castle located at this park. Each time you come to this park near Camdenton, Missouri, you're likely to find something new to see or do. Bring your RV and explore this park that's located about 152 miles southeast of Kansas City, 180 miles southwest of St. Louis, and 90 miles south of Columbia, Missouri.

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Weather
Spring 47-67 F
Summer 67-87 F
Fall 49-69 F
Winter 32-51 F
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Nearby Cities
Camdenton, MO
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Since there's an array of things to do in this park and the surrounding area, you'll want to bring your RV so that you don't waste travel time. If you do not have one, you may want to consider renting one on RVshare.com.

Lake of the Ozarks / Linn Creek KOA

Rates start at about $39 per night at Lake of the Ozarks / Linn Creek KOA in Linn Creek, Missouri. This campground offers a gaga pit and a pool.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Dog park, gaga pit, pool

Nemo Landing Campground

Relax in the quiet surroundings of Nemo Landing Campground on the shores of Pomme de Terre Lake, where rates start at about $14 per night. A boat ramp is available for anglers, and you can also let your children play on the playground.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Boat ramp, swimming beach, amphitheater

Cross Creek RV Park & Campground

Cross Creek RV Park & Campground is nestled on the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks near the Bagnell Dam. When you stay at this campground, where rates start at about $30 per night, you can fish, ride paddleboats and play miniature golf.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Paddleboats, fishing, miniature golf

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What to Do at
Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Inside Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Obtain a permit to explore Island Cave or go on one of the specially scheduled park ranger tours of this cave. Stroll along the boardwalk to see the castle ruins and hike across the natural stone bridge. Pause at this park’s overlook to see views of the Lake of the Ozarks and Ha Ha Tonka Spring.

Outside Ha Ha Tonka State Park

This state park is conveniently located near the Lake of the Ozarks, which means you can find many things to do on the lake and near its shore. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping opportunities, and places to see.

Restaurants

The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook

This place is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you can have an upscale dining experience at this restaurant that serves outstanding sea bass, smothered chicken and steaks, and an extensive wine list.

Type: Diner

Location: 56 Club Pl, Camdenton, MO 65020

Pepperoni Bill's Pizzeria

Get your favorite pizza and wings at this restaurant, where naked wings served with a variety of dips are one of their specialties.

Type: Italian

Location: 35 Camden Ct SW, Camdenton, MO 65020

RJ's Family Restaurant

Sit down to a hearty breakfast or come in for a heaping casserole serving, a sandwich, or a bowl of soup at this restaurant.

Type: Diner

Location: 275 W U.S. Highway 54, Camdenton, MO 65020

The Funky Buffalo Coffee House

Let the children explore the play area before your omelets, sandwiches or baked goods arrive, all while you enjoy a quiet conversation over a coffee or tea at this quaint restaurant that sells some souvenirs.

Type: Coffee Shop

Location: 498 W U.S. Highway 54, Camdenton, MO 65020

Chuckwagon Café

Start your day with a cooked-to-order breakfast featuring your traditional favorites or come in at lunchtime for some great Southern-style specials accompanied by a slice of homemade pie at this restaurant.

Type: Diner

Location: 888 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO 65020

Shopping

Evergreen

Your friends will think you learned new gardening skills while on your RV trip when you show them the silk-flower arrangements from this store that look so real.

Location: 6711 Highway 54 West, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Davis Baskets

For over 70 years, shoppers have been finding unique baskets from around the United States and the world at Davis Baskets.

Location: 13174 U.S. Highway 54, Macks Creek, MO 65786

Country Crossroads

You never know what you'll find that you can’t live without at this store, including quilts, home décor, toys, holiday merchandise, and more.

Location: 5831 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Harmy's Cheese

Find the perfect trail and boating snacks at this shop that carries more than 150 Wisconsin-made cheeses and an assortment of snacks made in the Ozarks.

Location: 6378 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065

We Are Bazaar

Select from a wide assortment of home décor and gifts at this store specializing in offering items you don't see everywhere, such as a peacock-shaped fan.

Location: 9 Caulfield Ave, Camdenton, MO 65020

Sightseeing

Bridal Cave

Go on a guided lantern or lighted tour of Bridal Cave, where the temperature stays a constant 60 degrees throughout the year.

Location: 9 Caulfield Ave, Camdenton, MO 65020

Big Surf Waterpark

Experience various water attractions at this park, including a lazy river, slides, flumes, and the wave pool. Younger children will enjoy Splash Island and the activity pool.

Location: 954 State Road Y, Linn Creek, MO 65052

Old Family Fun Trail Rides

Sitting on the back of a well-trained horse is a superb way to enjoy the beauty of this part of Missouri.

Location: U-98, Macks Creek, MO 65786

Niangua

There are numerous access points to this 125-mile-long river that is also a tributary of the Osage River, and it's a great place to go kayaking with multiple vendors offering rentals.

Location: The Ozarks, Missouri

Lake Valley Golf Club

This Bermuda-grass, 18-hole golf course is a par-72 course, and it offers a 12-tee driving range.

Location: 367 C.C. Blair Drive, Camdenton, MO 65020

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How to Get to
Ha Ha Tonka State Park

It's easy to reach this park from Camdenton, Missouri. Head southwest on U.S. 54 West. Turn left on Missouri D. While this road has some turns, stay on Missouri D until you reach the park in about 1.5 miles.

Entering Ha Ha Tonka State Park

It's free to enter this day-use park, which is open from 7:00 a.m. to sunset in the summer and from 8:00 a.m. to sunset in the winter.

Per Person : $0

While Missouri Governor Herbert S. Hadley first envisioned a state park here in the early 1900s, it was not until after Robert M. Snyder started building an estate at this location that people became aware of its innate beauty. Unfortunately, Snyder passed away before its completion, but his sons finished building the castle. Over time, and with the Lake of the Ozarks' construction, the small pond located at this park disappeared, and the park that Hadley envisioned was finally opened to the public in 1978. A fire had already destroyed the castle, leaving behind the ruins that visitors see today. If you've visited this state park, the team would love to see your photos and read about your memories. Post them to your social media feed and tag RVshare in them. You can also send your stories and photos to [email protected]