So Many Fun Things to Do at Our Missouri Resort

Memories of childhood vacations conjure up camping trips, snuggling around bonfires, and hiking through the wonders of nature. Activities at Big Cedar Lodge are shaped for your family to uncover new traditions and create memories for the next generation to come.

Whether you’re in the mood for relaxation, or non-stop action, you’re sure to discover something new at Big Cedar. From swimming and boating, to painting and photography, you will begin new family traditions during your stay at Big Cedar.  What will you discover?


Independence Day 2017 Events

Patriotic Picnic

Kick off summer with fun games, contests, crafts and more! Prince Ivan will provide live entertainment and a fighter jet flyover will kick off the show. Come hungry and enjoy a menu of mouthwatering foods prepared by Big Cedar’s Culinary Team. Tune in to 102.9 FM from your boat or cabin to enjoy the live entertainment! 

Join us on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn on Tuesday, July 4th from 5:00pm-dusk. Food will also be served on the Grandview Conference Center Lawn.


The Worman House Independence Day Buffet

Let our culinary team handle the cooking this holiday. Enjoy majestic views of Table Rock Lake as our chefs prepare an incredible meal for your family. Offered at The Worman House on Tuesday, July 4th from 4:00pm-9:30pm. Reservations strongly recommended. 

  • $15 parking fee required for visitors without reservations.


Live Entertainment at Buffalo Bar

Join us for live entertainment at Buffalo Bar on Tuesday, July 4th from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Cover charge of $7 per person will apply.

  • Entry Fee | $10 Per Vehicle
    (after 5:00pm, entry fee is non-redeemable for food/merchandise)

Clay Self Performance at Buzzard Bar

Don’t miss a special performance by Clay Self at Buzzard Bar on Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 8:30pm. Cover charge of $5 per person will apply.

  • Parking | $15 Per Vehicle

Sunset Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lady Liberty

Come aboard Lady Liberty, a custom built 62’ luxury yacht, for drinks, dinner and live entertainment. Relax while this one-of-a-kind boat takes you on a cruise and then have the best seat in the house for the Big Cedar fireworks show in Cedar Hollow Cove.

Reservations required
Adults: $99.99. Children (4-12 years): $59.99. Children three and under are complimentary. Offered on Tuesday, July 4th from 8:00pm-10:00pm; boarding begins at 7:30pm at Long Creek Marina. All passengers must be able to navigate stairs and a minimum number of participants must be met.

Fireworks at Big Cedar Lodge

Join us on Tuesday, July 4th at dusk on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn and celebrate Independence Day and the beginning of summer as we light up the night sky with a spectacular fireworks display! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket!

  • Parking | $15 Per Vehicle


Fireworks at Top of the Rock

Be sure to make your advance reservations at Osage or Arnie's Barn; or find the perfect table at Buffalo Bar to enjoy an evening filled with spectacular fireworks and delicious food and drink.

  • Entry Fee | $10 Per Vehicle
    (after 5:00pm, entry fee is non-redeemable for food/merchandise)

  • Services & Amenities

    Board Games – A selection of current games adds spice to a lazy afternoon.

    Bonfires – Get to know your neighbors at Big Cedar with a cozy evening around a campfire. Roast marshmallows and play lawn games.

    Canoes and Kayaks – You and your family will want to paddle to our historic Devils Pool and see if what they say is true.

    DVD Checkout – We have a wide variety of current movies to select from. Our movies are available at Guest Services in the Registration Building.

    Fitness Center – Our fully equipped gym offers everything from an 11-station machine workout circuit with eight aerobic apparatus to Olympic-style free weights and dumbbells.

    Horseshoes – Have a throw for fun or some light competition with companions.

    Hot Tubs – Enjoy the relaxation and rejuvenation our hot tub offers. Three convenient locations.

    Internet Access – Internet access is available at Truman Coffee & Cafe, the Registration Lobby, and in all Cabins and Rooms.

    Kiddie Pools – Our children's pools provides hours of fun for your little ones. (Open May through September.)

    Lazy River – Enjoy a relaxing swim in the lazy river.

    Miniature Golf – Put your mini-golf skills to the test. We have a newly designed nine-hole course that's fun for the whole family.

    Paddle Boats – Take a paddle boat out and around our cove on Table Rock Lake. The whole family will enjoy the scenery.

    Paved Jogging/Walking Trail – Our 5K trail is a great way to get your heart rate up while you tour the heart of the resort. Trail begins at the Fitness Center.

    Playground – Monkey bars, slide, and climbing apparatus are available for energy burning and memory-making.

    Sand Volleyball – Beautifully landscaped with a fantastic lake front view, our sand volleyball court will offer many hours of fun in the sun. You may check out volleyballs at Guest Services.

    Shuffleboard – Our shuffleboard court is located next to our sand volleyball court. You may check out shuffleboard equipment at Guest Services.

    Swimming Pools – Our heated outdoor swimming pools, open seasonally, allow fun and relaxation with a spectacular view of Table Rock Lake. Lakeside pool and hot tub, and our pool and hot tub at Devil's Pool are open from 10:00AM - 10:00PM. Beginning May 23rd, the Swimmin' Hole pool and hot tub will be open from 10:00AM - 10:00PM. Brushey Creek indoor pool and outdoor hot tub are open year-round from 10:00AM - 10:00PM.

    *Hours of operation may be changed or events canceled at our discretion, based on the season, weather, or participation. Various services and activities open seasonally.

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