Plan your trip to Missouri
With over 52 state parks, Missouri is a nature-lover’s dream come true. Spend your vacation exploring this beautiful state with a variety of outdoor activities that let you take in all of Mother Nature’s wonders. Horseback ride through the rolling hills or Ozark Mountain trails, cast your line into the waters at Lake Taneycomo, and keep your eyes open and camera ready for wildlife as you hike through the Mark Twain State Park, the Elephant Rock State Park, and many others!
Featured Nature Resorts and Lodges in Missouri
With Table Rock Lake just outside your door, a stay at Calm Waters Resort is a great nature escape. Explore the vast waters on a boating or fishing trip, or just lounge out on the shores and enjoy the incredible views. You'll also find plenty of trails surrounding the lake for a relaxing walk in the afternoon!
With Table Rock Lake just outside your door and the Fox and Timber Top Nature Trails on site, Tribesman Resort is a terrific spot for nature lovers. The wildlife ranges from birds to armadillos! The nature trails are in a forested area that 25 deer wander about in. You may get to see a few!
Lake of the Ozarks sets the stage for a beautiful nature-based getaway. Enjoy hiking the scenic surroundings of Lodge of Four Seasons, soak up beautiful views on the championship golf courses, or try parasailing for a bird's eye view of everything. Bicycle rentals are also available!
Table Rock Lake and the Ozark Mountains give you two great options for outdoor activities at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Nothing beats water skiing, boating and swimming on a summer day, and the lake is a great place to cool off after a day of hiking through the mountains! And after a day of exploring, you'll love returning to your spacious and...
Reconnect with nature during your stay at Mark Twain Landing. With a wealth of boating, fishing, hunting, and sightseeing opportunities, one can enjoy the outdoors how they would please. Kill an afternoon out on Mark Twain Lake or explore the area's parks - make the outdoors your ultimate playground!
The secluded location of Bass Point Resort, on the shores of Lake of the Ozarks, makes nature extremely accessible. Explore the woods and surrounding creeks and rivers for an abundance of different wildlife -- spanning ducks, frogs, fish, ground hogs, beavers, squirrels, raccoons, possums, armadillos, and birds. With all of this just steps removed...
Nature lovers are sure to enjoy a relaxing vacation at Mallard Point Resort! With the Lake of the Ozarks just steps away for fun fishing and boat cruises, and three beautiful state parks just nearby, this is truly the ideal location! Visit Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Bennett Spring State Park, and Ha Ha Tonka State Park for quiet nature walks,...
Lakeview Resort gives you a taste of the outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here, you can immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the surrounding lakes and head out for even more nature-filled activities. Biking, hiking and much more awaits just around the corner! Reconnecting with nature doesn't get much easier than in the Ozarks!
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 no-wake lake to hiking and horseback riding, there's something for everyone! Indulge in the great outdoors at Trout Lodge!
Big Cedar Lodge is the perfect place for nature-lovers to getaway! Take a hike through the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park as it sprawls across the Missouri-Arkansas border. Choose from self-guided tours or just wander the breathtaking park on your own; no matter what you choose to do, the beautiful surrounding area is sure to rejuvenate you.
When you stay at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark, you'll have great opportunities in and around Branson. But you'll also be in a location of scenic natural beauty. Several parks are in the area, and provide a great way to enjoy the soothing peacefulness of nature, a nice break from the lively atmosphere of Branson.
When you stay at Inn at Grand Glaize, you'll be able to enjoy lots of different outdoor activities! Whether you want to visit the nearby Ha Ha Tonka State Park or just discover for yourself the area's many caves, you'll have a great time exploring the beauty of the surrounding area! You should also not miss a chance to take a guided tour through...
Missouri Top List Picks
In the early 1930s, the Bagnell Dam was built to create a source of hydroelectric power, and as a result, the Lake of the Ozarks was formed. Today, Lake of the Ozarks is a popular Missouri treasure... more
Take a Branson ride. Break through the mirrored lake surface with a White River-reminiscent boat cruise. Visit the ship-shaped Titanic museum, hosting the largest display of Titanic artifacts... more