hiking

views

birding

walking

forest

lake

nature trips

kid friendly

trail running

dogs on leash

Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove, hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri's largest lakes, Lake of the Ozarks. The 17,626-acre Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers this opportunity, along with a variety of recreational activities on the lake or on shore. On shore, hikers, backpackers, equestrians and bicyclists can use one of 12 trails that wind through oak-hickory forests and sunny glades and offer bluff-top views of the lake. Or visitors can take a guided tour of Ozark Caverns, best known for a formation of stalactites and waterfalls known as "Angels' Showers." Water enthusiasts can make use of the park's two swimming beaches or rent a boat at one of the park's marinas. Necessary supplies for a day of fishing or fun on the water can be found in the park stores. Year-round accommodations for overnight guests include more than 230 shaded campsites, ranging from primitive to those with electric hookups. Campground amenities include modern restrooms and laundry facilities. Eight camper cabins offer a rustic lodging experience. Lake of the Ozarks State Park's natural beauty remains untouched, yet visitors are just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and a variety of entertainment options.

trail running
6 days ago

Nice terrain for trail running but not recommended if you're an early morning runner. The trail is narrow through much of the wooded area, and as the likely first visitor of the day, I spent half of the time clearing cobwebs.

hiking
9 days ago

Great for walking but to narrow and for running.

trail running
20 days ago

21 days ago

Fun, easy trail for me & my 7 mo pup. Beautiful views of the lake.

on Lake Trail

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail that runs next to bluffs overlooking the lake and through the woods. We walked along the shoreline, then through the campground before finding the trail again near the theater.

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

We had a good morning hike here. It was very quiet, very rocky, not the best for small children. My three year old had a bit of trouble walking this but still a nice hike we found a morel mushroom and cool rocks. The cave was neat.