Memories of childhood vacations conjure up camping trips, snuggling around bonfires roasting hot dogs, rockin’ in a rocking chair on dad’s lap on a balcony, 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 the great outdoors including horseback riding, fishing and boating, to painting and photography, to cooking and tasting new cuisine you’ll learn something and start new family legacies during your stay at Big Cedar. What will you discover?
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Celebrate our nation’s independence in a way you’ll never forget at the all new Thunder Ridge Arena at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Academy! This one night only event kicks off with live music at 7:00pm, followed by a thrilling showcase of bull riding with a stunning backdrop of the Ozark Mountains. Former Professional Bull Riders, Luke Snyder and Dusty LaBeth, have handpicked local talent to compete to be crowned champion of the event. After an evening of bull riding, enjoy live entertainment from Grammy Award winner, Billy Dean and the Steel Horses followed by an aweinspiring fireworks show overlooking Table Rock Lake. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Parking is available on-site at the Outdoor Academy. Complimentary admission for all Big Cedar guests. Open to the public. Adults $20; Children $10 (4-12 years). Children three and under are complimentary. Offered on Friday, July 3rd at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Academy. Gates open at 7:00pm and bull rides begin at 8:00pm. No outside food or drink or fireworks will be allowed. Contact Guest Services at (417)335-2777 to purchase your tickets!
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.
Hiking Trails – Experience nature on one of our two nature trails (approximately 2.5 miles total). Located near the Stables.
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 you fun and relaxation with a spectacular view of Table Rock Lake. Beginning March 8th, the Swimmin' Hole pool and hot tub will be open from 10:00AM - 10:00PM. Devil's Pool area will be open from 10:00AM - 10:00PM. beginning May 23rd. Brushey Creek indoor pool and outdoor hot tub are open year-round.
*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.