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Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser

(4.4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a beautiful state park. We went during the off season, so most of it was closed, however we were able to book an electric site right on the lake. There was a marina with kayak/canoe rentals an...  more »
  • My cousin and I went for quite a long hike through the state park. I was really impressed with how many different trails encompassing a wide range of skill levels and views. It's easy to get lost, but...  more »
  • I arrived after dark and chose a Basic camping spot to park my van after completing the form at the Honor Camping station. In the morning I unloaded my bicycle and toured the park. I saw three other c...  more »
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  • Hosts are very nice. Lots of roomy campsites. Campground is right on the lake. Easy access to a huge variety of trails for every level of hiker. Showers are warm and clean and smell like a sauna. FYI the roads outside the campground are too narrow to bike on so you have to drive to the trail heads. No mosquitoes when we were there made it very pleasant.
  • I would have given this five stars, but one of the hosts (a newer guy) ruined that. He was very rude to me when I got lost at one point and apparently drove onto a gravel drive that I was not supposed to. The other host was totally great and more than welcoming, and apologized for that incident. Other than that, I would definitely recommend camping here! I got a basic site right up against the water which was beautiful, and a good sized site with plenty of privacy. I have verizon and got zero reception at my campsite (which could be a good or a bad thing--I actually enjoyed it). due to it being so low. I had to drive just outside of the campground to get 4G service. The showers are nice for a campground and really do smell like a sauna. The bathrooms are cleaned daily and are pretty nice also. As others have said, the park is HUGE and there is no way to drive through the middle, so plan on doing a little driving to get to different parks. Also note that the "Camper Store" is closed in the off season, so I had to go to the laundromat outside the park to get ice, which is about a 20 minute round trip. I would recommend hiking the trails in the park, you don't have to go far to feel like you are secluded and surrounded by diverse wildlife. Also recommended are: Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Amazing!), Owens Ranch Stables (Fun horseback ride for a low price), The Cozy Cafe for breakfast. Thanks for the great stay and I will be back in the future!
  • The park is huge, and there is something for everyone. Playgrounds, camping, beach, hiking, scenery for picture taking. Lots of quiet places to read and relax or picnic. Explore and you will find some unique things to see.
  • This place was amazing. A few things though. Print off a map of the park before you go, as it can be a bit like a maze driving around and GPS doesn't work in all areas. The actual park is quite LARGE and you have to drive around it to get anywhere, as you cannot drive through it. Bring an inflatable camping mattress if you want to sleep. The "mattresses" that are provided are nearly as hard as sleeping on the floor. Even a memory foam-type something would help. The cabin itself is quaint and you will leave with good memories. A note about cabin 3. It is far, FAR from the bathrooms/parking. And it's downhill from parking so for anyone who is not necessarily handicapped but not fit or has any sort of pain or is elderly, I'd recommend cabin 1 or 2, in that order. I'd also recommend a bucket for any females staying in cabin 3 and yes, that is serious. A middle-of-the-night trek to the bathroom would not be a welcome idea. The saving grace about cabin 3 is its seclusion and view. You can see the water from the porch. You can also hike down to the water (not a beach and not a place for swimming) and there is a trail that goes along the water in one direction, and into the woods in the other. It is an advanced hiking trail, though, so beware of that. A walking stick can prevent tripping mishaps. It was a great experience. I will stay in cabin 2 next time, though. The cabins are very bare but that's nice. There is only one light in them, so camping lanterns are a must. I would highly recommend.
  • Nice park with lots of trails to explore. The park has RV hookups and boat launch.