Saturday, March 11, 2006

Ha Ha Tonka Spring

One of my favorite places in Missouri is Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton. This view is looking basically towards the north from inside a small canyon where the Ha Ha Tonka Spring flows out to the Lake of the Ozarks.

The main attraction of the park, to me, is the spring, but looming over all is the ruin of a turn-of-the-century stone "castle" built by a wealthy Kansas City businessman. The empty stone shell of the mansion overlooks Ha Ha Tonka Spring and Lake of the Ozarks from atop a 250-foot bluff.

I made this photo in October 2005. I have some photos of "the castle" too. I'll post those another time.