Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, outdoor family adventures begin at The Cliffs at Long Creek.

Activities abound at Table Rock Lake where you can rent all types of boats, waverunners®, water skiing and fishing equipment for all sorts of activities at Gage’s Long Creek Marina.

Guests of The Cliffs at Long Creek have access to all the amenities of both The Wilderness Club at Big Cedar and the historic Big Cedar ® Lodge which provide guests access to a vast array of entertainment and recreational pursuits with a free shuttle back and forth.

Onsite At The Cliffs at Long Creek you will find:

State of the art fitness center. 
Each treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical machine has its own personal television to help make your workout that much more enjoyable.  If the weather is nice, why not use the stationary bicycles that are outside on the back deck?  You get a complementary towel and headphones to use while you are working out so that all you need to bring is yourself.  This fitness center looks out over beautiful Table Rock Lake; which makes for a very enjoyable workout.

Activity Center: 
Each month the Activity Staff puts together a wonderful array of planned activities for your enjoyment.  At The Cliffs we love our wildlife friends and keeping them around for everyone to enjoy.  How about making a birdfeeder to take home to your backyard pals?   Come by and create a scrapbook page to keep and save the memories you make while staying at The Cliffs.  Or join in the fun and decorate your very own picture frame.   Each month we have different activities planned for the whole family to enjoy.

Our staff members at The Cliffs at Long Creek are here to help you with any of your area information needs.  Whether it be finding hours of operation, seasonal show dates, or information about any of the other wonderful attractions the area has to offer.  We can help you with anything from shopping information to scheduling fishing trips.  We even have vouchers for several of the area’s most popular shows.

Would you like a picture of your family in front of your fireplace; or maybe a shot on property overlooking the lake or next to the wagon?  Our activities staff can take a shot for you and print it on site, email it to you or send you a copy.  Please call to schedule a time.

Wilderness Club at Big Cedar Activities and Amenities

Visit the 9,000 square foot clubhouse- complete with a game room, concierge, business center lounge with fax and internet services, fitness room, indoor pool, children’s pool, hot tub and game room, in addition to shopping and a snack bar.

Clubhouse hours:

  • Indoor heated pool and outdoor hot tub open year round, 10:00am-10:00pm.
  • Kiddie pool, unheated, outdoor open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 10:00am-dusk.
  • Wilderness Falls Pool, heated, outdoor, open mid-March through October, 10:00am-10:00pm.
  • Fitness room, Arcade and Game room, open 6:00am-10:00pm.
  • Business center lounge, snack shack, and gift shop, seasonal hours apply.

The crown jewel is the Lazy River, an 875-foot water feature complete with caves, rock grottoes, waterfall and a water slide the kids are sure to love (open Memorial Day through Labor Day). 

Kids will also enjoy the playground, complete with a rock climbing wall.

Big Cedar® Lodge Activities and Amenities

The Wilderness Club is located adjacent to the historic Big Cedar® Lodge and provides guests access to a vast array of entertainment and recreational pursuits.   

Complimentary Activities                     Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs
Little Cedar Kid's Club                        Cedar Mountain Stables 
Photo Studio                                     Spa    
Fitness Center                                   Geocaching         
Dogwood Canyon                                

Complimentary Activities
Arcade (coin operated), basketball, board games and puzzles, Canoes and paddleboats, Dive-in movies (seasonal), fitness center, horseshoes, jogging, walking and hiking trails, miniature golf, nature trail, playground, sand volleyball, shuffleboard and tennis.

Swimming pools and hot tubs:

  • Devil’s Pool: heated, outdoor, open mid-March until November 1st. 10:00am-10:00pm.
  • Swimmin’ Hole: heated, outdoor, open seasonally 10:00am-10:00pm.
  • Devil’s Kiddie Pool:  heated, outdoor, open mid-March until November 1st. 10:00 am-10:00pm.
  • Swimmin’ Hole Hot Tub: outdoor.  Open year round, 10:00am-10:00pm.

Little Cedar Kid’s Club:
Welcome to an 800 acre playground.  At Little Cedar Kid’s Club, children of all ages can explore, interact and play in a magical environment that only Big Cedar can offer.

For Kids ages 4 - 12:

  • Kid’s Club: Offers many 3-hour themed seasonal activities.  Reservations are required.
  • Kid’s House: Activities Team for adventure, great games, and fantastic fun at the Kids’ House. Hourly or 4-hour evening rates are available.  Evening rates include dinner, a craft project, and souvenir lunch sack.  Reservations required and availability limited.

Complimentary Kids’ Activities are offered seasonally.  These include fishing programs, pool games, putt-putt golf, fish egg (jelly bean) tasting contests, and more!

Cedar Mountain Stables:

  • Pony Rides: Kids 10 and under, 10:00am-4:00 pm daily.  Sheriff’s Outlaw, Barrel Racer and Pony Express Packages Available.
  • Horseback Rides: Guided one-hour trail rides.  Intended for those 6 years or older by reservation.  Weight limit 260 lbs.  Available daily.
  • Carriage  Rides: 30 minute horse drawn carriage rides around the Big Cedar grounds.  Starting at 1:00pm daily.
  • Campfire Wagon Tours: Climb aboard our antique wagon for a wilderness wagon ride to a rustic campsite for marshmallows, beverages and entertainment by our own singing cowboy.  Available seasonally.

 Big Cedar Photography Studio:

  • Family and Group Portraits:  you may choose a group portrait at one of our spectacular outdoor settings.
  • Custom Print Gallery: take home a breathtaking image of the natural beauty of Big Cedar and Dogwood Canyon with photographic print from our studio.  Our gallery is filled with beautiful custom photo prints that are available for you to purchase.
  • Special Celebrations: Let our professional photographer capture your special celebrations, milestones and memories.
  • Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Sunday.

Spa Services:
Treatments are scheduled at our Lakeside Spa and Carriage House where you’ll enjoy the finest massage treatments in the region.  Our menu also includes wraps, body polish, manicures, pedicures, and facials. 

Want more?  Our licensed professional therapists will be happy to perform an in-room massage or body treatment in the privacy of your own room or cabin.  Same day reservations are welcome, however advance reservations are recommended.

Fitness Center:
Our fully-equipped gym offers everything from an 11-station machine workout circuit with an 8-aerobic apparatus to Olympic style free weights and dumbbells.

Geocaching-Scavenger Hunts: 
There are 19 locations around Big Cedar® Lodge for geocaching.  You may wonder what geocaching means, well if you have ever been on a scavenger hunt and had a good time, you will probably enjoy geocaching.  This is a high tech version of a treasure hunt with locations all over the world.  Instead of using a paper to lead the way, geocachers use GPS systems to track the location of each cache.  Be sure to ask about this unique new game the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Located 16 miles west of us, near the Missouri/Arkansas  line is Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.  This pristine reserve, 2,200 acres in all, was founded by Bass Pros Shops founder, Johnny Morris, as a way to preserve the natural Ozarks environment for generations to come.  Dogwood Canyon offers a wide variety of activities for all ages, as well as an outdoor café, Segway tours, private guided Jeep tours and a historic chapel for weddings and special events.  Relax and enjoy a two-hour ride through the park on an open-air tram.  The breathtaking scenery includes towering bluffs and waterfalls, herds of elk and bison running free, sparkling creeks, even a stop to feed the rainbow trout. (Reservations strongly recommended). 

An extraordinary way to see areas of the park set aside just for riders are on the back of a horse.  Ages 10 and up can go on a one-hour ride (there is also a special junior rider program for those ages 3 to 9).  You can also enjoy Dogwood Canyon on a self-guided walking or biking tour along paved, gently sloping paths.  Bring your own bike, or rent one of theirs.  And there is nothing like the thrill of hooking a Rainbow Trout, you can even take your catch home for dinner!  There are rods and tackle for rent, as well as guided tours.  In addition there are fly-casting clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays and special two-day fly casting schools throughout the season.

Hours:
Feb. 28 – Oct. 30: Open daily 8:30am-5:00pm*
Oct. 31 – Dec. 31: Open daily 8:30am-4:00pm*
* Hours are subject to change.

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