Ha Ha Tonka State Park - Visual Journey...Missouri
 
   
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The ruins of a castle on top of a 250 foot bluff is one of the most notable features of Ha Ha Tonka State Park.  It was destroyed by fire in 1942, leaving only the walls seen here. 
Construction of the castle was started in 1905 by a Kansas City businessman named Robert M. Snyder.  A year later he died in one of Missouri's first automobile accidents.  The mansion was then finished by his sons.    
 
   
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Shown on the left is the water tower.
From the top of the 250 foot bluff there are several places to view the surrounding karst geology, Ha Ha Tonka Spring, and Lake of the Ozarks.  Below and to the right is Ha Ha Tonka Spring.  There are wooden steps leading from the castle down to the spring and a boardwalk that runs along the spring.   
 
   
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There are many caves, tunnels, and sinkholes for visitors to view as well as a woodlands area with prairie grasses and wildflowers. 

Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Camdenton, off U.S. Hwy. 54, on Route D, Camden County, Missouri. 
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