Ian Riley

  • Hike the Trail of Four Winds

    The trail is the longest in the park. It's 12 miles long and has a north and south loop. The trail offers the most diversity in the park. The trail has seasonal creeks, ponds, rock outcrops, scenic over looks of the lake and a high possibility of ...

    12 miles

  • Hike the Boulder Ridge Trail

    The trail is a gravel surface that makes a loop around the long narrow ridge top southwest of the lake parking lot. You will pass the trail on your way to the lake parking lot. The first section of the trail starts right past the sing for the park...

    3 miles

  • Bluestem Knoll Trail

    The bluestem knoll trail gives hikers an idea of what Missouri was like when the settlers came. The trail has native grasses with wildly spaced trees and many wildflowers.It is not a long trail but with the hike just because of how different it is...

  • Shady Ridge Trail

    Shady ridge is know for its lake view. the trail also traverses dry mesic chert woodland floor. The trail connects Grand Glaze Beach area also known as pb2 to the Pa He Tsi area of the park. Its a beautiful trail to hike!

    1 miles

  • Devils Kitchen Trail

    Devil’s Kitchen Trail is a natural surface loop trail that takes hikers through dry chert woodland and glade before entering the Devil’s Kitchen Sinkhole. The sinkhole contains a feature known as Devil’s Kitchen, which is a small cave shelter. Aft...

    1.25 miles

  • Fawns Ridge Trail

    Fawns ridge trail has two sections. The first part is a .6 mile one way section that runs from the campground check station to the picnic area, this section is wheel chair accessible. The trial then veers off and makes an additional .60 long mile ...

    1.25 miles

  • Quarry Trail

    The trail is 1.75 miles long and takes hikers through two quarry sites. Sandstone was mined from these quarries to build the castle and water tower also seen in the park. The quarries aren't hug but yes they are still there. If you would like to s...

    1.75 miles

  • Honey run trail

    Directions to trail headFrom Camdenton drive North on Hwy 54 for about 4 miles. Look for Route A on right. Drive on Route A for 6.8 miles to McCubbins Drive on left. There is a sign for LORA (Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area) on the other side o...

    14 miles 850 ft gain

  • Hike by the Lake in Cooper Harbor Michigan

    The trail is not long but is my favorite. To get there from the stop light you head west away from town along the lake on the main road. The you'll come to a conservation office with docks and a launch ramp. The trail starts there and hooks around...

  • Snorkel at Monkey Point

    This beautiful cove is top five on the list of places to snorkel in the British Virgin Islands. Monkey point is located on the southern tip of Guana Island. The fish are large in size and definitely not shy, they are used to people being in the wa...

  • Spend the Day at Sandy Cay

    This small island is a great place to spend the day. When you get to the island there are mooring balls to tie up to, but they are day only and you can not spend the night. You will have to swim, kayak, or take a small dingy into the island, you c...

  • Dive The Indians

    The Indians are four huge rocks that tower out of the water by about 50 or 60 feet. You'll find both hard and soft coral here with a big variety of different fish. There is an underwater cave that a lot of people like to swim into. The Indians hav...

  • Snorkle at Cooper Island

    When you pull into Cooper Islands mooring area you probably won't think its a snorkeling spot but its there. You will have to tie up to a mooring ball and then kayak, paddle board or take a dingy over to the snorkeling area. The snorkeling area is...

  • Kayak the Painted Rocks

    From the beach you'll kayak down the coast and the pictured rocks won't be very far. The trip can be longer or shorter based on what you want to paddle. The rocks them self stretch 15 miles, but the park is 42 miles long. Along the coast there are...

  • Dive/Snorkel at The Dogs

    The dogs are are a group of small islands that have great diving. The fact that they aren't all in one spot can make it hard on some because they will want to go between them. The Chimney(Great Dog) noviceOne of the most famous dives in this area ...

  • Kayak Drake Harbor

    Paddling out of Drake Harbor is nice. You can turn right and paddle up to the city park and the dam. It's not to bad of a paddle but if the dam is releasing water it could be a hard one. Check before you leave and keep it in mind. Your other optio...