CamdentonCentral Missouri, near Lake of the Ozarks.
Camdenton is the county seat of Camden County Missouri. It became the county seat in the 1930s after the original city of Linn Creek was flooded during the creation of Lake of the Ozarks. The original Linn Creek was located under modern day Linn Creek Cove, near the intersection of the Osage and Niangua rivers.
Although there is not much to do within Camdenton, it's close location to Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach and other surrounding areas make it an ideal place to live for people who want the lake life but also want a great place to raise their children.
Camdenton is the county seat of Camden County.It is found on the intersection of US Highway 54 and Missouri Route 5/7. It is about 40 minutes Southwest of Jefferson City or an hour North of Springfield.
Your best bet to get around in Camdenton is by car. Public transit is near non-existent and the city is really not designed for easy or safe transit by bike or foot
Just west of Camdenton is Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It's castle ruins, many caves, spring and hiking trails make for a great place to hike, photograph nature or just relax. Camdenton is also just minutes from several access points to Lake of the Ozarks. Bridal Cave is just north of Camdenton down Thunder Mountain road. It is a very popular and very large cave near the Niangua arm of the lake. Many people have been married in the cave and that is how it became known as Bridal Cave
On Friday nights in the fall Camdenton's high school football team is the best show in town. The Lakers are one of the most solid high school football programs in the state and have a long tradition of excellence that has lead to the games being a great experience for anybody to see. Get there early, often times seats can be hard to get at Bob Shore Stadium and parking can be a nightmare.
Ozark Land is the big red barn in the middle of town. They sell all manner of memorabilia and touristy stuff. Bear Market is also a well known consignment store in town. They have a massive selection of all kinds of stuff. You just might find a nice treasure in there.
Camdenton has the typical fast food places. Also check out El Espolon or El Jimador for excellent Mexican food. They have several bars such as Marty's and Whiskers that also server typical midwest bar food.
Camdenton doesn't have much of a bar scene. There are several small bars in town such as: Marty's, Whiskers, The Firestation, Malonies, and Gull-Ables. They also have a "club" geared towards 20 somethings called The Underground.
Sleep Inn is the most well known lodging in Camdenton.