While it may be tempting to just kick back and relax when holidaying in Camdenton, don't forget, Central Missouri's diverse natural sights, cities and towns lie just beyond your doorstep. If you've enough time, head 12 miles (19 kilometers) to Osage Beach. Here you can pay a visit to the Gran Rally Karts and Ozark Caverns.
Rent a vehicle and spend half a day in Springfield, a regional center, situated some 65 miles (105 kilometers) away from Camdenton. The city has a wide range of points of interest, such as Discovery Center of Springfield, American National Fish and Wildlife Museum and Hammons Field. Springfield has a lot to offer visitors willing to spend a little time here. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Landers Theater and Crystal Cave are other places not to miss.
If you are after things to do inside, you can't better Central Missouri's excellent history museums. These are great places to to learn about the local lore and culture and pick up a gift or two.
Relax like the locals in this area. Try shore fishing and cycling while you are in the area.
The handiest major airport, Waynesville Regional Airport, is situated in Fort Leonard Wood, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast of Camdenton, a handy point to remember when planning your vacation.