Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, purchased Big Cedar Lodge in 1987, originally envisioning it as a fishing camp for Bass Pro Shop employees and Tracker Boat customers. Morris, an avid outdoorsman, was inspired by the majestic beauty of Table Rock Lake and his own childhood memories of family fishing trips. He later decided to create a place for all families to reconnect with nature, and established the wilderness resort as a place where preservation, conservation, and family traditions meld.
Today, the resort offers guests access to world-class recreational facilities that include the Top of the Rock outdoor destination, the Bass Pro Shops headquarters in nearby Springfield, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the all-new Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Shooting Academy.
Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock have partnered with J. Howard Fisk Limousines to provide a 10% discount for guests traveling to all Big Cedar Lodge properties.