Welcome New Park: Gasconade Hills Resort, Richland, MO
Nestled in Missouri’s beautiful Ozarks on the shores of the Gasconade River, Gasconade Hills Resort offers a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Committed to providing an old-fashioned family-friendly experience, they offer 16 rustic cabins, 18 RV sites, and plenty of tent sites to ensure there is something for everyone! Resort facilities include an on-site convenience store, large pool, river access, camp shower facilities, along with fire pits and picnic tables at each site.
Of course, no visit would be complete without a float trip! They rent canoes, kayaks, rafts & tubes and offer day trips on the river ranging from four to ten miles in length.
Everyone will enjoy this magnificent stretch of river showcasing amazing scenery, caves, and local wildlife, including eagles, otters, and deer. The Gasconade River not only offers excellent Smallmouth Bass fishing for the experienced fisherman but also offers a variety of easy-to-catch panfish that ensures that almost no one walks away empty-handed!
Found just one and a half miles off the old Route 66, the resort is one of the oldest Route 66 locations still in operation.
Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park - Lake of the Ozarks' #1 Year Round Attraction Bridal Cave remains a constant 60° inside, so it's a great activity, no matter what the weather! Guided tours leave every few minutes and last approximately one hour. Tours are conducted over concrete pathways through the Cave's refreshing 60-degree environment. Park interpreters will lead you and your family through room after room of incredible mineral deposits. Giant columns, delicate soda straws and massive draperies abound throughout the cave. Millions of years of struggle between water and rock have created this cavern with more onyx formations than any other known cave or cavern. In fact, thousands of school children each year explore Bridal Cave as part of their educational program. A tour through Bridal Cave is a family adventure you will never forget.