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The Camdenton City Park is 120 acres of "Fun" for the whole family. In 2000, the City opened its new Aquatic Center for the enjoyment of all area residents and visitors. This new facility incorporates a 95' waterslide with other features to create an atmosphere that encourages summer fun.
The park features new bathrooms and hiking trails; the ball field concession stand has been upgraded in 2001; and the tennis courts have been resurfaced for better play.
Our City Park is equipped with two pavilions that may be reserved for your family gatherings. You may complete our online form and view the shelters here at our site. Because the park is set in a cul-de-sac environment, the park makes an excellent place for walking, too!
In addition to the new aquatic center, the park includes:
- 4 ball fields
- 2 tennis courts
- 4 basketball courts
- 1 new sand volleyball court
- 1 new 23'x30' playground set (the set accommodates 40 children at various activity stations and is ADA accessible)
- 13 new concrete picnic tables
- 2 new park benches/memorial gardens
Lake of the Ozarks
Bagnell Dam was completed in May, 1931, forming the largest man-made lake in the world at that time. It formed the "Lake of the Ozarks" that is 92 miles long and has 1,150 miles of meandering shoreline. Camdenton is near the western edge of the lake on the Niangua arm.
The lake provides residents and vacationers alike the opportunity to enjoy many water sports, including skiing, fishing (bass, crappie, catfish), boating, riding of personal water craft, and swimming.
The lake draws over 3 million people annually who enjoy the beautiful outdoor activities available in the area.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Located just 5 miles from Camdenton's Town Square is Ha Ha Tonka State Park, where breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, castle ruins, and spelunking await you. This geological wonderland combines caves, a huge natural bridge, soaring bluffs, an interesting assortment of trees, wildflowers and rock formations, and one of Missouri's largest springs that helps feed the lake. Accessible, paved walkways and rugged rocky trails provide adventure for all types of hiking levels. Stretching over 5,000 acres, this wonderland merits a visit to uncover the natural beauty as well as the fascinating story of how the European-style castle ruins became the focal point at the highest point of this Lake-area wonder.
Ozark State Park
Nearby Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri's largest, offers caving as well as a variety of wooded hiking trails on which to walk, run, bike, or ride a horse. Trails from a half-mile to 15 miles provide spectacular views and a closer look at the quieter side of nature.
Three miles west of Camdenton, there are two championship golf courses: "The Club at Old Kinderhook " and "Lake Valley Country Club." The Club at Old Kinderhook is a Tom Weiskopf Signature course, set amid the 638-acre recreational community. The course features zoysia fairways, large greens, elevated tees, and spectacular vistas and is one of the finest courses in the Midwest. Lake Valley Country Club's par 72 course has challenging terrain of rolling hills, wood creeks, ponds, and large greens.
Within 18 miles of Camdenton are nine more beautiful golf courses. Famous golf course designers Ken Kavanaugh, Robert Trent Jones, and Bruce Devlin have designed three of these courses. Many golf discount packages are available, so whatever your skill level, you can find a course that will be fun to play.
Other area attractions include:
- Water Parks
- Three Outstanding Show Caves
- Trout Fishing
- Summer Concerts
- Museums Camden County Historical Society: 573-346-7191
- Over 100 Restaurants