The Ozarks are known for lakes!  We have six lakes all within a short driving distance of Springfield. Tablerock, Bull Shoals, Truman, Pomme De Terre, Stockton and Lake of the Ozarks! All are great destinations to play in the water and investigate the shoreline.

Many state parks in Southwest Missouri are also less than 200 miles away from Springfield.  What to see?  Roaring River State Park, Bennet Springs, and Elephant Rocks.

Load up the kids, a picnic, maybe a fishing pole, and explore the Ozarks!