Outdoor Recreation in Benton County is unbeatable! Benton County is Missouri’s outdoor playground because it offers a diversity of outdoor recreation to fill your adventurous spirit. Come for the weekend or a full week and find out why Benton County is Missouri’s hidden gem! From trail running to fishing, Benton County’s outdoor recreation activities are endless.
If you’re looking for the thrill of the hunt, Benton County offers a diverse terrain in the woods and fields surrounding the lake or by water, Benton County is filled with a variety of game, including deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, dove, duck, geese, and quail. Come visit and test your hunting skills and leave your friends and family in disbelief at the trophies you landed while you were here. Learn more.
Fore! Benton County boasts several stunning, 18-hole golf courses for you to enjoy. Whether you are a beginner or pro, Benton County has a course that is perfect for your skill level. Learn more.
There are miles of hiking, biking and walking trails located throughout Benton County, ranging from the easily accessible to the moderately strenuous. If you want to go for a short distance, visit our 8 mile Warsaw trail beginning at Drake Harbor and going along the Osage Arm of Lake of the Ozarks, which offers breathtaking views. If you like a little more of a challenge, visit the Truman Lake Mountain Bike Park and go for a hike or cycle the 22 miles of terrain, which offers nature viewing at its best! Learn more.
Bring your four-legged friend and do some horseback riding at the Berry Bend Equestrian Park, with almost 25 miles of developed horse trails and surround yourself with the beauty of the Ozarks. Learn more.
The Missouri Audubon Society has designated Benton County as an important bird area because of the hundreds of species that make this their home so be sure to bring your camera while you’re exploring. You might just catch a glimpse of something rare! Learn more.
Benton County is a picture-perfect location for a motorcycle ride where you can take a loop around the Great Lakes with over 1,600 square miles of countryside surrounded by nature and three awesome towns. We also play host to an ATV park to spike your adrenaline and test your skills on a variety of terrains. Learn more.
Parks & Conservation Areas
Benton County offers four distinct seasons, each one offering unique nature and wildlife viewing experiences. We have one state park, as well as a nature lover’s paradise called the Hi Lonesome Prairie Conservation area with 655 miles of nature-viewing. Learn more.