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Escape to your Ozarks Paradise this summer at Big Cedar Lodge

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your best summer yet! Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Big Cedar Lodge has everything you need to make this summer unforgettable.

Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is a premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts and luxury travelers alike. With breathtaking views, world-class amenities, and endless activities, there’s no better place to spend your summer vacation.

Camp Long Creek Glamping tent in evening glow surrounded by trees
Camp Long Creek Glamping Tent in an evening glow
Cave trail carved out of the rock in the Ozark Mountains with vivid sky and sunset
Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail at Top of the Rock

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should make Big Cedar Lodge your go-to summer destination:

Outdoor Adventure

If you love the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty to do here. Take a hike through the beautiful Ozark Mountains, go fishing on Table Rock Lake, or try your hand at archery or skeet shooting. Grab your fishing gear and head out to Table Rock Lake, one of the top bass fishing lakes in the country. Cast your line and see if you can catch a big one! If you’re new to fishing, Big Cedar Lodge offers guided fishing trips with experienced guides who know the best spots to catch fish.

Bent Hook Marina with Big Cedar Lodge and the rolling hills behind as seen from an aerial view
Bent Hook Marina and Big Cedar Lodge from above
Nitro boat out on Table Rock Lake at Big Cedar
A fishing boat blasts out into the open lake in hunt of a great time

Experience the thrill of cruising across the water by renting a pontoon boat, ski boat, or wave runner from Big Cedar Lodge’s own Bent Hook or Long Creek Marina. Take in the beautiful scenery and soak up the sun while you glide across the lake. You can also take a scenic boat tour of the lake to learn about its history and see some of the local wildlife.

Water Sports

Get your heart pumping with some exciting water sports like wakeboarding, tubing, or water skiing. Our full-service marinas, have all the equipment you need to enjoy these thrilling activities. For a more laid-back experience, try paddleboarding or kayaking and explore the lake at your own pace.

Guests paddleboarding on Table Rock at Big Cedar Lodge, with a Cabin jutting out of the trees behind
Guests paddleboarding on Table Rock at Big Cedar Lodge
Paddle boating on Table Rock Lake at Big Cedar
Guests enjoying the paddleboats (complimentary for guests)


If you’re looking to unwind and relax, we have you covered. Spend the day at the stunning Cedar Creek Spa, or simply soak up the sun by the pool. With luxurious accommodations and top-notch service, you’re sure to feel pampered and refreshed.

A couple enjoys a glass of wine near the pool, overlooking Table Rock Lake
A couple enjoys a glass of wine and a beautiful view
Two daybeds sit next to the entry stairs to a private outdoor Hot Spa at Cedar Creek Spa
Enjoy a private Hot Spa at Cedar Creek Spa

Fun for the Whole Family

Big Cedar Lodge is the perfect destination for families looking to make memories together. Kids will love the resort’s many activities, including mini-golf, go-karts, and laser tag. Parents can relax and enjoy some time alone while the little ones are entertained. Whether you’re looking to escape the stresses of everyday life or simply want to enjoy a fun-filled family vacation, Big Cedar Lodge is the perfect destination to unplug from your screens and social media and reconnect with nature and your loved ones.

Creative new summer activities:

This summer guests get to make their very own candy bars with our chocolate delight classes! We provide all sorts of fun treats to include in the milk chocolate and white chocolate bars such as dried fruit, nuts, cookie crumbles sprinkles, and more. We even provide packaging complete with ribbons and stickers so they can be shared as a gift!

Chocolate made from the Chocolate Delight class at Big Cedar Lodge
Chocolate made from the Chocolate Delight class at Big Cedar Lodge

Essential Oils & Tea Blending classes – guests will enjoy learning about six different oil types and their helpful benefits and uses, as well as the art of blending oils together for even more benefit.  They will get six small samples of oils to keep.  Then we will walk through the art of tea blending and the health benefits it includes.  Guests will blend their own tea to enjoy during the event and then make four tea bags of their blending choice to keep! 

Leather Burning Workshop – guests will get to create their own leather masterpieces!  We will offer key chains, bracelets, journals, and cash clips for burning as well as some branding irons with our logos and other fun objects to add to their creation!

Terrarium Workshop: Join us for a fun class of learning how to build your own open-container terrarium!  We will walk you through the different layers and how to care for your plants.  Class is for ages 16 and up, and includes an open container, all the items necessary for building the terrarium, and 3 succulent plants.

Unforgettable Views

One of the most spectacular things about Big Cedar Lodge is the stunning natural beauty that surrounds it. From breathtaking sunsets to the lush greenery of the Ozark Mountains, the views are simply unforgettable.

A glamping tent patio with views overlooking the woods and lake

Lakeside Views and Non-Traditional Dining

After a day on the lake, you’ll be ready for a delicious meal. With lakeside dining options, you can enjoy a meal while taking in the beautiful views of the water. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal while watching the sunset over the lake.

A Civil War era cannon fires during the Sunset Ceremony at Top of the Rock
A cannon fires during the sunset ceremony at Top of the Rock


If you’re looking for a more peaceful lake experience, grab a book and relax on the shore while listening to the sound of the water. Big Cedar Lodge has a beach and secluded coves where you can escape the crowds and enjoy some tranquility.

Big Cedar Beach set up with lounge chairs and umbrellas
Big Cedar Beach, ready for a perfect picnic on the sandy shores of Table Rock Lake

Family Campfires

There’s nothing quite like a campfire under the stars, and America’s Premier Wilderness Resort offers the perfect setting for a family campfire. Gather around the fire pit with loved ones and roast marshmallows while swapping stories and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Marshmallows being roasted over a fire for s'mores
Marshmallows being roasted over a fire for s’mores
Family sitting near campfire roasting marshmellows
A family roasts marshmallows over a fire at Big Cedar Lodge


Of course, no summer vacation is complete without a refreshing dip in the pool. Big Cedar Lodge offers multiple swimming options, including indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, and a water slide. So, grab your swimsuit and make a splash!

Swimmin' Hole Pool at Big Cedar Lodge
Swimmin’ Hole Pool at Big Cedar Swimmin’ Hole Lawn
Lakeside outdoor infinity pool at Big Cedar Lodge
Lakeside Pool at the Bass Pro Shops Lakeside Cottages


For golf enthusiasts, our resort boasts five of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the area. Enjoy a round of golf with stunning views of the Ozark Mountains or book a lesson with one of our expert instructors.

Top of the Rock Course overlooking Table Rock Lake
The views from Top of the Rock are stunning
The 19th hole at Payne's Valley with cave and waterfall in the background
The 19th hole at Payne’s Valley


After a long day of outdoor activities or fun on the water, you’ll want to refuel with a delicious meal. Guests can choose from a variety of dining options, from casual family-friendly restaurants to upscale fine dining experiences. Indulge in fresh seafood, juicy steaks, and decadent desserts while taking in breathtaking views of the lake.

A couple enjoys ice cream on the patio at Truman Café & Custard
Couples on the patio at Buffalo Bar enjoying outdoor casual dining with view of the valleys and Table Rock Lake at Top of the Rock at Big Cedar
Guests enjoy the food and the views at Buffalo Bar


Families won’t want to miss our ongoing summer activities like our Hoop Dee Doo event – which includes a short boat ride, tram ride to the lawn, a BBQ-style dinner on the lawn with lawn games and s’mores.  We then load back up on the tram for a fun tour around Big Cedar property hearing about the history and fun!  

Goin' Jesse Boat rides on Table Rock Lake at Big Cedar
Goin’ Jesse Boat sales on Table Rock Lake at Big Cedar
Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina set on Table Rock Lake at sunset
Long Creek Marina at Camp Long Creek

With boat rentals, family campfires, swimming, golfing, fishing, dining, and so much more, there’s something for every family and group to enjoy. Book your stay today and get ready for a summer adventure you’ll never forget!

A family enjoys a game of cornhole
Ducks swim near the docks at Bent Hook Marina
Ducks swim near the docks at Bent Hook Marina