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SOTO Activities


Explore 460 acres of natural Ozark Mountain Forest with self-guided hiking trails, a spring-fed mountain creek for swimming, fishing, snorkeling (bring your own gear), river tubing (tubes provided) and fun stuff like skipping rocks and catching minnows.

Other activities include Hammock Hang out (Bring your own hammocks!), Sand Volleyball, 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course, Gaga Dodge Ball, 9-square in the Air, Covered Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Geocaching, Recreation Fields, and Campfire Pits.


Scheduled Adventure Activities

Horseback Rides, High Ropes Challenge Course (Incline Log, Balance Beam, Heebee Geebee and Zip Line Exit), Leap of Faith, Archery, Slingshot, Wilderness Paintball, Cliffhanger Swing, Challenge Course with 6 Low Elements including King Finger, Bridge Out, The Wall, Trust Fall, and Hayrides.

Animal Arcade

Lemurs, Llama, Goats, Pot Belly Pig, Chickens, Ducks, and Miniature Cows are fun to pet and feed and watch.


Wildlife and Nature

In this natural setting you'll see bald eagles, blue heron, mountain goats, raccoons, otter, fox, and many beautiful birds.  You'll hear tree frogs and bull frogs at night, see fireflies and bats (our friends that eat the mosquitoes).  In the wilderness sky, you'll see constellations, stars, planets and orbiting satellites.