Ha Ha Tonka State Park
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.
What a great place - good trails to hike and bike - and the Castle ruins are filled with history. You can bring a picnic on a nice weather day and just sit and take in the views. I am especially bonded with the castle ruins as the land sits across from my grandparents' cottages on the Lake of the Ozarks where I spent time as a child in the fifties - - my brother and I used to see the Castle ruins and beg to be taken there. Back at that time the grounds were grown over - but in the park has done a great job of clearing the historic structure - - I love it each time I am able to visit - -
One of best parks on Missouri. The castle is awesome! The natural bridge is worth a look. The walk down to the spring is worth the 300 plus stairs! Plus, you need to check out the island trail. It could be the best trail at this park! Do not forget the balancing rock!
This place was amazing! So much history to enlighten little or even big minds. Can't wait to go check it out further and see what else I can learn. Not to mention it's great view and nice walk to get there!
This is a beautiful park in the summer. I haven't been here in the winter. It has picnic areas, hiking trails, a boat dock, a natural bridge, a spring that flows a lot if water and more. So come and enjoy.
Awesome place. Wish we had more time there. Planning a trip back for sure. Going to take the tent and backpacks this time and spend the night.