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Outdoor Recreation With The Whole Family

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Outdoor recreation with the whole family doesn 't have to break your budget. Here are some tips for a great outdoor adventure in the Ozarks. Bring your tent, some supplies, and the whole family for a back-to-nature getaway. Places to Camp in the Ozarks: Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser, Missouri. This place is packed with fun for the outdoor adventurer. Activities include spectacular cave tours (special fee) for all ages, trail rides (special fee), swimming, 12 hiking trails, fishing, and boating. Reserve one of their 230 campsites, ranging from primitive sites to those with electricity. Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers many amenities such as a camp store, modern restrooms, an amphitheatre, and an on-site laundry center. Open…show more content…
If you like rugged mountain views, you 'll love Devil 's Den State Park. Surrounded by the Ozark National Forest, this park offers hiking, backpacking, mountain bike trails, swimming, cave exploration, horse trails (bring your own horse), interpretive programs, special exhibits, boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and water bikes), backpack rentals, and a park cafe. The swimming pool is open from May 27 to September 7. The café is open from May 22 to September 7 and operates Wednesdays through Sundays. Choose from a wide variety of campsites (including handicap accessible) ranging in price from $10 to $27. Contact the park for information and reservations at (479) 761-3325 or visit them online at http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden/ Daytime Camping Activities: Science Trek. Get a rocks and minerals and/or plant identification guidebook from your local library. Go for a group hike, bring the guidebook, and take pocket-sized notebooks and pencils for everyone. As you hike, try to identify rocks and plants. Have everyone write down the name of the object and a short description that includes where you found it, it 's shape, size, and color. At the end of the hike, take turns describing your favorite finds! Bird Watching. Check out a bird identification guide from your local library. Go for a walk with your guidebook in hand and try to identify the birds you see. Take
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