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It’s The Outdoor Life at This Missouri Vacation/Group Destination!

For that perfect family vacation, group getaway, corporate event, family reunion or adult program in the scenic Ozarks, there’s no better place! YMCA Trout Lodge is a year round, country-style resort and conference center located only 90 minutes south of St. Louis. With 5,200 wooded acres of varied natural wonders and a private 360-acre lake, Trout Lodge is the ideal location to get away from it all but still be in the middle of all of the gorgeous scenery, comfortable lodging, delicious buffet meals and an unbelievable array of activities. Spend the day enjoying horseback riding, archery, zip lines, climbing towers, hayrides, riflery, arts & crafts, in-the-water activities, boating, themed weeks and weekends, holiday celebrations – the list goes on and on. With rates that include lodging, meals and many activities (kids 0-5 stay free), it’s not only everything in one place but affordable as well. For those corporate and group events, you can combine work and fun all in one location, along with private catering and meeting room options.

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The nightly rate at Trout Lodge includes guest room, loft suite or private two-bedroom cabin lodging including serene views of Sunnen Lake, three buffet meals and the free activities.* What a great deal! From time to time throughout the year, check out the website for any upcoming special rates. *Some activities do carry an extra charge.
Located on Sunnen Lake, enjoy this vacation on the water! During your stay at Trout Lodge, enjoy the views, splash around in the water and fly into the lake on the slides or lake rope! Ride a banana boat or paddle boat. You can even “walk on water” with a Zorb Ball. Take out a kayak, canoe, sailboat or jon boat for a day on the sparkling waters of Sunnen Lake. Be sure to pack your beach towel and sunscreen. Water activities are seasonal.
Trout Lodge has an activity for all family members, a place designed to foster family connections and memories. Take a hayride together or hop on a Pirate Pontoon boat and squirt your water gun at the opposing boat – guaranteed to get you totally wet and laughing. Play tennis, climb towers, do a crafts project together and just hang out. There are holiday celebrations – Thanksgiving with a turkey on every table, New Year’s with a fireworks display, Memorial weekend which opens the waterfront and so much more. The fun never ends!
Fourché Valley Golf Club, 9-hole, par 36 golf course is just minutes away from Trout Lodge. Grab the clubs and tee off for a relaxing round in the Missouri sunshine on a course designed by Gary Kern. The course features 39 bunkers and 3 sets of tees, providing the perfect challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
Your business or corporate event will be the talk of the staff when you stay at YMCA Trout Lodge. With various meeting spaces, set-up and A/V as well as private catering options and the tranquil beauty of 5,200 acres and a 360-acre lake, it’s the perfect way to make your meeting memorable. Trout Lodge also has a dedicated and highly skilled team building department that can oversee various group activities to bring your staff closer to form a cohesive group. Or they can choose from dozens of activities when it’s time to play. Trout Lodge has staff to help you plan every detail.
Take comfortable accommodations, a world of activities and an expert planning staff, and you've got a spectacular Missouri family reunion at YMCA Trout Lodge. Enjoy a day on Sunnen Lake or encourage each other up the 50 ft. Alpine tower. The adults can tour one of the local wineries or vineyards, and the kids can enjoy some face painting, ping pong or pony ride. At the end of the day, enjoy story time around the campfire or just to catch up on each others’ lives! The choices are practically endless. There’s no “one size fits all” plan at YMCA Trout Lodge. Your group’s stay is customized just for you.
Nature is all around you at Trout Lodge! Here, you can immerse yourself in daily outdoor relaxation and adventure. From fishing and paddle-boating on their private 360-acre lake to hiking and horseback riding, there's something for everyone! Indulge in the great outdoors at Trout Lodge!
Private Sunnen Lake is perfect for fishers of all experience levels! Bring your own boat (trolling motor use only) and spend a day out on the lake searching for that daily catch, or take the kids out for their first fishing excursion. There are also planned fishing trips! Even bait and licenses are available at the Country Store.
The YMCA is all about giving back and leaving the earth a better place. When you stay at Trout Lodge in Missouri, the friendly staff will inform you on ways you and your group can help preserve the area. Go for a nature hike or pick up some trash, you'll feel good about yourself during your vacation.
Find your own unique way to explore the beauty of the Ozark foothills during your stay at Trout Lodge. Take a journey through the picturesque Cold Springs Trail, a two-mile one-way trail extending from lodge parking lot to the Trout Lodge Trout Ponds.
For exploring the water, Sunnen Lake and Trout Lodge is the perfect place. Now it’s just a matter of what awesome activities you want – sailboating, windsurfing, checking out a jon boat, get in to a Zorb Ball, ride the lake rope and water slides, go kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, ride the 8-person banana boat, experience the very popular Pirate Pontoon and so much more.
Single story guest rooms and two-story loft rooms are located in Trout Lodge, and every room has stunning views of the lake. Or you can reserve a private lake view or forest view cabin, which sleeps up to 10 people and includes a screened in porch, stone fireplace, a living room area and bedrooms. The lake view cabins have an extra surprise – you can open up the door between the two units for larger groups of up to 20 people.
During your stay at Trout Lodge, why not mosey on down to the Triangle Y ranch and visit with our Wranglers as they take you on a horseback ride, hayride, teach you line dancing at a barn dance or take your child on a pony or cart ride. You can even participate in an overnight equestrian experience in rustic accommodations and cooking over an open fire.
Trout Lodge celebrates the holidays in its own special way. An adults only Valentine's Weekend, Memorial weekend that ushers in the opening of the waterfront, a haunted Halloween event, Thanksgiving with a turkey and all of the trimmings on every table along with the Pioneer Christmas Village, and a fireworks-filled New Year's celebrations.
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 100 units
Nearby City
  • Potosi
Nearby Water
  • Sunnen Lake
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Library
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Rifle Range
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Dodgeball
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paintball
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Team Tournaments
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wineries
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
  • Shuttle Service
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Group Information

Plan your next group event at YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood.

With 5,200 wooded acres and a 360-acre lake, your next event will be in great hands at YMCA Trout Lodge. Expert sales people will help you plan every detail – rooms, activities, meeting spaces, catering and even team building. Your event will be customized to fit your specific needs – not a “one size fits all” package. Bring your corporate, wedding, reunion, church group, retreat or most any other organization or group and you’ll experience a grand adventure.

For more information please call +1 (866) 593 - 3018 or Send Inquiry.

Food & Beverage Averages

Continental Breakfast $catering option for groups
Breakfast Buffet $Included in lodging price
Plated Lunch $catering option for groups
Lunch Buffet $Included in lodging price
Plated Dinner $catering option for groups
Dinner Buffet $Included in lodging price
Coffee Break $catering option for groups

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Nearest Airports

  • Rolla Downtown Airport (RLA) / 48.2 miles
  • Lambert St Louis International Airport (STL) / 63.2 miles
  • Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Forney field (TBN) / 67.6 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

zip line
climbing tower
high ropes course
alpine tower and swing
lake swimming
themed weeks/weekends
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