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
Table Rock Lake dominates the landscape of Artilla Cove Resort and it's charms are plentiful. Take a hike to Indian Point and survey the grand scope of the area, or maybe get out on the lake for a swim or try your hand at fishing! At Artilla Cove Resort nature's the star of the show!
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!
Idyllic for nature lovers, The Village At Indian Point enables you to explore the surrounding area and observe local wildlife. Stroll along the nature trails, watch for eagles and native birds, deer fox, and turkeys. Also many geese and ducks nest on the lake; or feed the trout at the hatchery.
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!
Let nature relax and renew you. With The Lake of the Ozarks as your setting, this Missouri resort is great for all types of nature enthusiasts. Hike or mountain bike in Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Or spend your days out on the lake fishing, waterskiing and wake boarding! Simply take in the natural beauty that surrounds you!
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!
Refresh your mind and soul when you stay at the D' Monaco Luxury Resort. This beautiful Missouri destination offers stunning views of the Ozark Mountains and the inspiring Table Rock Lake, just minutes away from the resort. Here, you can truly escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and enjoy exploring the area on a hike or fishing trip. Get up...
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.
Explore the Branson area with horseback riding options less than a mile away. For great hiking trails, check out Paul Henning State Forest. This conservation area is one considered of Branson's best kept secrets, and is made up of 1,530 acres of beautiful Ozark backcountry.
Reconnect with nature during your trip to the Ozarks! The secluded location of the Old Kinderhook Resort & Golf Club gives guests the opportunity to explore the lush green surroundings, as well as private access to the lake. Get out and experience the rugged natural beauty of the Ozarks!
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