Summer has finally arrived, and there is no better way to dip your toe in the water—literally—than to visit Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks. There are activities for every interest and age, but the sweeping views and lush surroundings serve as a tranquil backdrop for all who visit.
Big Cedar Lodge offers activities that cater to everyone, but there is nowhere better to have family fun. Fun Mountain offers go-carts, a ropes course, rock wall climbing, and bowling. The Kids Adventure Camp is available Monday through Saturdays, which is an interactive experience led by the camp’s activities team. Twice a week, little anglers can receive free fishing instruction at the Kids Fish Pond and participate in cast and catch competitions—all with poles and bait included! Families can also play mini-golf, experience horseback riding, play archery tag, and participate in the Cedar Hollow Hoop-De-Doo, complete with a campfire and s’mores!
On the Water
A trip to Big Cedar isn’t complete without getting out on the water at Table Rock Lake. Check out one of the resort’s two marinas for daily and hourly boat rentals for fishing, cruising, skiing and tubing, all are all available at Bent Hook Marina. The month of June you can receive a complimentary tube rental with any 8-hour boat rental. The marina also rents canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, or just relax on its sandy beach and soak up the sun!
For the more active vacationer, Big Cedar offers a host of activities for the nature enthusiast. A scenic walk at Top of the Rock features waterfalls and rock formations along the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, or you can do the tour on a golf cart. Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000 acre Nature Park, offers activities such as Segway tours, private jeep tours in the resort’s cross-country vehicles, and wildlife tram tours where you can get glimpses of bison, elk, deer, and Texas Longhorn. The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy includes a variety of options for both adults and youth, and the resort’s five world-class golf courses designed by Nicklaus, Player, Fazio, Coore & Crenshaw, and Tiger Woods provide ample opportunities to take your game to a new level. These courses provide ample opportunities to take your game to a new level.
Big Cedar Lodge offers spectacular views with any meal. Top of the Rock features Osage Restaurant and Buffalo Bar where you can enjoy open-air seating and a full menu. Or, if you just want to wind down with a glass of wine, the End of the Trail wine cellar overlooking Table Rock Lake is the perfect spot. If you’re looking for a dining activity, Lady Liberty yacht cruises Table Rock Lake several nights each week and for Sunday brunch.
In addition to all the weekly activities Big Cedar Lodge offers, you may want to plan a visit in conjunction with a special event. Maybe you want to join the Father’s Day 5K run through the resort’s stunning trails. Or you want to celebrate July 4th at the resort’s Patriotic Picnic, which will include games, inflatables, an air show, entertainment, a dance party, concert, food, and, of course, fireworks.
For a complete list of summer activities, visit bigcedar.com/seasons/best-summer-ever