If you are planning to stay at one of the Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals, be sure to take part in one of the many day trips in the area.
1. Cave Exploration
Of all the 300 caves in the state of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks boasts of 4 of the state's caves. For an exciting and adventurous day trip, register for a cave exploration tour. You will have the chance to explore one of the caves using only a handheld lantern. The guided tours will bring you to Ozarks Cavern, which is one of the most popular and visited caves in the area. You will get to see stalagmites, helictites and other geological formations. The main feature of the Ozarks Cavern is the Angel Showers, where you will see a never-ending shower of water coming out of the ceiling rock. In addition to the geological wonders of the cave, you will also see species of bats, salamander and invertebrates that inhabit the Ozarks Cavern. There are 3 types of tours to enjoy: the speleology tour, the traditional tour and the children's tour.
2. Fishing Trips
A trip to the Lake of the Ozarks is not complete without going on a fishing trip. The area is known to be one of the best fishing grounds in the region. Fishing is done year-round, so you can always bring your fishing gear. There are various fishing guides available in town who will gladly help you find the best fishing spot on the lake. You can choose to go on a half-day or full-day trip.
3. Exploring the State Parks
Lake of the Ozarks is home to the largest park in Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks State Park. A great way to enjoy a day is by exploring and touring the state park. You can pack a picnic basket and go picnicking in one of the many picnic areas. You can also enjoy its many hiking trails, which range from rugged wooded areas to plains covered with flowers. In the park, you can also go swimming, fishing and boating, biking and horseback riding.
The next day, drive over to Camdenton near one of the Lake of the Ozarks vacation homes to Ho Ho Tonka State Park. This park offers 15 miles of hiking trails that pass through castle ruins and magnificent natural scenery. One of the main features is the Woodland, which is a preservation of pre-settlement landscape. There is a 7-mile trail winding the woodland. Aside from hiking, you can spend the day picnicking, swimming and fishing.
There are numerous day trips available in Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy your vacation further by staying at one of the rental homes available at Vamoose.com. All the properties listed come with complete description and can be filtered by amenities and rates.