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Lake South

          Fun is waiting for you at the south end of the Lake, home
          of the communities of Camdenton, Linn Creek and Macks
          Creek— as well as Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This 3,600-plus
          acre park features the brooding blufftop ruins of an early
          20th-century castle that was destroyed by fire. Visitors also
          enjoy exploring Ha Ha Tonka’s fascinating karst topography
          of caves, sinkholes, glades, savannas and powerful spring.
          The park is accessible by boat or land.

          Go back in time at the Camden County Museum in Linn
          Creek, a former school featuring an impressive array of
          artifacts, where each classroom is its own mini-museum.
          For example, there’s the Pioneer School classroom with
          double-seat desks, little tin lunch pails, slates, a bell and
          a genuine dunce cap. Another room has old typewriters,
          office equipment, plus the original cashier’s window and
          vault from the old Camden County Bank. The museum is
          officially open April through October, but during the year,
          the Camden County Historical Society sponsors book,
          arts and crafts sales, dances, garage sales, crafts classes,
          the Autumn Apple Butter Festival, holiday events and the
          popular Museum Players & Dinner Theatre.

                                                               Ha Ha Tonka castle ruins
                                                               The area offers a great variety of lodging, dining and
                                                               outstanding family attractions. Take the family to splash in
                                                               the area’s largest outdoor waterpark, complete with thrilling
                                                               slides, an exciting wave pool, lazy river, kiddie area and
                                                               more.  Or stay dry and see a cave where more than 2,000
                                                               weddings have been performed.  Even if you’re not getting
                                                               married, you will enjoy the cave’s hour-long tour over well-
                                                               lit concrete pathways, where giant columns, delicate soda
                                                               straws, massive draperies and Mystery Lake will captivate
                                                               you. The cave is accessible by water at the 10.5MM on the
                                                               Lake of the Ozarks’ Big Niangua Arm.

                                                               Several championship golf courses, great shopping, superb
                                                               wineries and other delights await visitors at the south side
                                                               of the Lake.

                                                                                     Camdenton Area
                                          Ice Rink at Old Kinderhook                 Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                     Camdenton Visitor Center
          The city of Camdenton is the home of the annual Dogwood                    739 West Hwy 54, Camdenton
          Festival, held in early April, celebrating springtime when                 Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
          the Ozark hills bloom with the pristine white flowers of the               (573) 346-2227
          dogwood tree and the Lake of the Ozarks Airshow, held in         
          the fall, saluting veterans and promoting aviation.

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