Hike Ha Ha Tonka State Park

By: Adrienne Fleck + Save to a List

Explore 250 foot bluffs, trails, boardwalks and the ruins of an old castle overlooking Lake of the Ozarks.

Karst geology and the woodland landscape makes Ha Ha Tonka State Park a place of unique exploration. There are many nooks and crannies to discover including a natural bridge, bluff shelters, tunnels, caverns, springs and sinkholes. The ruin of a stone mansion sits atop a high bluff overlooking Ha Ha Tonka spring and Lake of the Ozarks. 

Stop in at the visitor's center to pick up a free map and then park at Ha Ha Tonka Oak Woodland Natural Area parking lot to find several trailheads. From there, take the Acorn Trail (1 mile) or Devil's Kitchen Trail (1.25 miles) or Turkey Pen Hollow Trail (6.5 miles) to explore the surrounding area. 

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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