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Natural Bridge on Trail-- Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Carpe Diem59
N 37° 58.456 W 092° 45.805
15S E 520778 N 4202986
Quick Description: Ha Ha Tonka State Park is noted for its complex of geologic formations—one of which is a natural bridge on a foot trail that descends from one of the park’s upper parking lots before rising again to view the big bluffs and a castle's ruins.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2009 8:06:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM6VZ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
Ha Ha Tonka State Park has many features that make it popular with tourists from all parts of the country. It has the ruins of a 20th century castle and dramatic high bluffs overlooking the Niangua Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks.
It has a large spring and spring branch that flows into the lake.
It is also noted for its complex geologic features. Geologically, Ha Ha Tonka is a classic example of "karst" topography. It has a landscape characterized by sinks, caves, underground streams,large springs and natural bridges. Karst topography is the result of water percolating through porous underlying dolomite bedrock and causing it to dissolve.
The natural brige I waymarked and photographed is only a short distance from the the traihead parking lot. Be advised that the rocks on the descent are uneven, and slick if wet. Watch you step as you go down to the arch.
Photo of the Arch by itself?: yes

Type of Arch: Water Eroded

Type of Material:
Missouri is widely recognized for the karst landscape that occurs in the southern part of the state. It is one of Missouri's most fascinating state parks.


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