Explore & Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Once you set sight on the majestic mountains covered with rich greenery, enchanting waterfalls and expansive lakes, you will be astonished at the wondrous beauty of the Ozark Mountains. In addition to offering amazing scenery, the natural wonders of the Ozark Mountains create a huge playground which is fantastic for a plethora of outdoor activities. Hit the trails for a hike or ATV ride and explore Mark Twain’s National Forest, which spans 1.5 million acres. Hop in a raft or canoe and float down 25 miles of the North Fork of the White River or dive into a world of adventure at Table Rock Lake. Water enthusiasts flock to this playground for water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, scuba diving and carefree swimming while anglers cast their lines for largemouth bass and catfish. Be sure to stop and enjoy the rushing streams and breathtaking waterfalls at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. For an experience like no other–head underground! Tour the Fantastic Caverns and explore an underground riverbed filled with crystallized formations and check out vistas in the caves where Indian tribes, Civil War soldiers and moonshiners used to take refuge.
Golf enthusiasts will truly appreciate the combination of crisp mountain air, picturesque scenery, rolling hills, and pristine greens. Choose from several championship courses to play eighteen holes. If you want to pick up the pace for a day, head to the nearby town of Branson. Coined the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” Branson is well known for its live entertainment and amusing attractions with more than 100 shows on 49 stages.
- Sail on the Branson Belle, a paddlewheel riverboat dinner cruise on Table Rock Lake. You can also create your own adventure on the Table Rock Lakeshore Trail. Spanning 2.2 miles, it’s fantastic for a walk or bike ride.
- Head to the Gaston Visitor Center located in the Bull Shoals-White River State Park for a historical and cultural experience. The magnificent views of the park’s natural wonders can be seen from the two-story observation deck.
- Plunge into fun at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, an all-natural water park formed millions of years ago by volcanic action and swift-flowing currents.