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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 24, 2023 – Ha Ha Tonka State Park will be hosting a series of events to help families kick off the month of June and get a proper start to the summer break.


Join the park team Thursday mornings in June and July for Children’s Story Time. Each week, team members will read a short nature-themed story before doing a craft activity. All readings will take place in the park’s visitor center at 9:30 a.m.

Program dates:

  • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 6, 13, 20, 27


Ha Ha Tonka State Park will host an evening of Nature Bingo Friday, June 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Have fun playing nature-themed bingo while learning about the amazing plants and animals that live here in Missouri. Plan to meet at 7 p.m. in the park’s visitor center.


All are welcome to join the park naturalist to hike Acorn Trail and discover the beautiful flowers blooming along the path Saturday, June 3. Will the bright violets be your favorite flower? Or, will the mighty leaves of prairie dock impress you more? Come explore these plants and much more. Meet at the Turkey Pen parking lot at 10 a.m.

Be sure to bring your own bug spray, sunscreen and water. Acorn trail is 0.9 miles long. To get to the Turkey Pen parking lot from Highway 54, turn onto state Road D. Once on Highway D, drive 2.2 miles and Turkey Pen parking lot will be on the left.

Attendees watch performers at 2022 Ha Ha Tonka concert at the castle


Join the Lake Area Community Orchestra on the west castle lawn at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

To get to the castle, turn onto state Road D off of U.S. Highway 54. Follow state Road D for approximately 1.8 miles and then turn right onto Castle Ruins Road.

 Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located at 1491 State Road D in Camdenton. For more information, call 573-346-2986.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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