Ha Ha Tonka Revels in its Legends

A collection of caves and underground streams. Osage influence. Historical ties to a ring of outlaws. Crumbling castle ruins. Tales of a curse. The only thing bigger than the views at Ha Ha Tonka State Park are the stories you'll hear.

Ha Ha Tonka Builder Killed in Auto Accident

On August 30, 1904, the Great Olympic Marathon debacle unfolds at the Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis, Mo.

The castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

2021 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

The 2021 Missouri Life readers' choice awards are here!

Ha Ha Tonka State Park spring

Laughing Waters

Ha Ha Tonka State Park at Camdenton offers more than 3,700 acres to explore.

The Castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

October 27, 1906

On this day, Robert McClure Snyder, one of the wealthiest men in Kansas City and the builder of Ha Ha Tonka in Camden County was out for a drive. He was one of the first people in Kansas City to have an automobile. His driver swerved to miss a child and Snyder became one of the first to be killed in an auto accident.

6 Springs in Missouri

Clear, cool water flows at these six springs.