If we are not staying at the resort, can we use Bent Hook Marina?
No. Since Bent Hook is a non-commercial marina, it is sanctioned to only service overnight guests staying at the resort. Guests not staying at Big Cedar Lodge or Wilderness Club are welcome to use Long Creek Marina, our public marina, for boat and slip rentals and other marina activities.
Do you offer fishing licenses? At what age is a fishing license required?
Anyone 16 years and older will need a Missouri fishing license to fish on Table Rock Lake or Lake Taneycomo. Both marinas can issue MO fishing licenses for residents and nonresidents, or you can purchase your permit online at the Missouri Department of Conservation. A one-day license (valid from time purchased to 11:59PM) is $8; annual licenses are $49 for nonresidents and $12 for residents. Trout stamps are also required for anyone fishing on Lake Taneycomo. Youth trout stamps (under 16) are $5 and $10 for residents and nonresidents. Missouri residents 65 and older do not need a license.
Do you offer rod rentals?
We have two types of rental options: spin cast (push button) or open-faced (spinning) reels. Each is $15 and comes with a small tackle box with 2 hooks, weights and a bobber.
Do you have live bait?
Yes, we offer Canadian nightcrawlers (worms) and blackhead crappie minnows. We also have a fully outfitted bait and tackle shop located at Long Creek Marina.
Where can we fish from land at Big Cedar Lodge? What about at Camp Long Creek?
A guest can fish anywhere from the shoreline, aside from the beach and swimming areas. We have two fishing piers in the cove that we encourage guests to use. Fishing is prohibited from boat docks and marinas, as well as from any complementary watercraft (canoes and kayaks). At Camp Long Creek, you must fish 100 feet away from the marina docks.
What are the age requirements for complementary activities like pedal boats, canoes, and kayaks?
We ask that small children are accompanied by an adult, but there is no age requirement. Someone 18 years or older will need to complete a waiver for all parties and be briefed on the rules/safety info. Life jackets are provided for all ages.
How many people fit on pedal boats, canoes or kayaks?
Pedal boats seat 4, kayaks seat 1 and canoes seat 3 people.
What are the age requirements to rent and operate a boat or personal watercraft (Waverunner)?
A guest must be 18 years or older and have a boater’s safety permit from any state to rent watercraft. Guests born on or before December 31, 1983, require only a driver’s license to rent and operate our watercrafts.
What if we do not have a boater's license or forget ours?
Bent Hook and Long Creek Marinas offer a temporary 7-day license that can only be issued once in your lifetime. This costs $9 and requires a valid driver's license and a credit card for payment.
What kind of water accessories do you rent?
We rent three types of towable tubes: premium couch tubes, 3-person deluxe tubes and 2-person standard tubes. We also offer wakeboards, kneeboards, skis and anchors for rent.
Do you have grocery items?
Yes, we offer half gallons of 2%, skim and whole milk, as well as eggs, loaves of bread, various food and snack items, and over-the-counter medicinal items; similar to what you would find in a convenience store.
Can you bring your own drinks on rental boats?
Yes, we also offer a limited number of complimentary coolers for guests to borrow. A variety of coke products, beer and wine are available for purchase at the marina.
Do you offer overnight or multi-day rentals?
Unfortunately, no. Our vessels must be returned each day to ensure asset quality and the safety of our guests.
Are pets allowed onboard?
Of course! We allow our 4-legged friends on all our vessels. We do ask that you be mindful of scratches or claw marks as our guests will be liable for any damages done to upholstery