HOW TO GET HEREIn times of heavy rain, the river sometimes floods, preventing access from the Highway 54 route.
Check our website for daily updates on river status to prevent backtracking.
Click here to check current river level.
Mother Nature’s Riverfront Retreat and Family Recreation Park
878 Gardens Road
Macks Creek, MO 65786
(Located at the Tunnel Dam Garden Center)
The Highway 54 RouteThis map gives directions from Thompson's Station on Hwy 54, at the Junction of U and J roads.
It's easier than it looks, basically just follow U road 'til it turns to gravel (it will bear to the right
just before the Edith cemetary), cross the river (watch for Tunnel Dam Road, on your left),
and come up on top of the hill.
Turn in where you see the Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat sign (on the left, at Gardens Road). You can't miss it.
The D Road RouteThis map gives directions from the square in Camdenton, at the junction of Highways 54 and 5.
This is the route you need to take if the river is high (check here). It takes a little longer,
but it's certainly scenic, passing through Ha Ha Tonka and above Tunnel Dam on the way.
Click "View Larger Map" below for written directions and a larger, printable version.
If you have questions or get lost along the way please contact us.