Reminiscent of the grand wilderness lodge architecture of the Adirondacks, a wealth of activities await you

Wilderness Club at Big Cedar

Be sure to visit our 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.

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.
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Additional activities available on property include:

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Mini-Golf
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports

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
                                     Bent Hook Marina
Spa                                                  Fitness Center

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.

Bent Hook Marina:
Have fun skimming across the waters of Table Rock Lake on one of our personal watercrafts  Reserve a relaxing champagne ride on the luxurious Goin’ Jessi, a perfect replica of the vintage Chris Craft wooden runabouts of the 1930’s.  (Advanced reservations are recommended).
For a chance to land a trophy catch on one of the country’s best bass fishing lakes, Bent Hook Marina offers boat rentals, professional guides, and a fully stocked tackle shop, including licenses for anglers 16 and older. 
There is complimentary boat launch and trailer parking in addition to overnight covered slip rental. 
The Bent Hook Market offers a wide variety of grocery items and sundries for your cooler.  You can even order from our Box Lunch menu or our Room Service Menu.

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.

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