Lost Valley Lakes

Trip Start Apr 15, 2009
Trip End Nov 2009

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Lost Valley Lake Resort

Flag of United States  , Missouri
Sunday, May 17, 2009

From Oklahoma, we went diagonally NE to Owensville, MO in the mid-eastern part of the state. It's totally out in the boondocks, but was a very nice resort. It covers over 500 acres, has two lakes and several smaller ponds, all supposed to be good for fishing, however, Terry didn't catch anything the one time he tried.

They had a lot of things to do, including several swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor; a sports arena with lots of games to play and an adult lounge with WiFi. Plus a little general store and small cafe. The new huge clubhouse is still under construction after having burnt down last year.

In spite of having many nice features, including modern clean bathhouses, it wasn't much to my liking, in that it was so spread out. Also, the area where we were could use quite a bit of improvements for the sites...they were just vague gravel, not well defined or level, etc.

The weather stayed nice while we were there (sunny and not too hot), and also on the day we left to drive further north. We had to leave on Friday 5/22 because, like most resorts, holidays are reserved for owners only, not outside members like us. So we drove to just north of Des Moines, Iowa for one overnight at a WalMart and got some grocery shopping done as well.

The next morning, as we were driving north to Minnesota, it poured for most of the morning. We finally got to the Checkers Welcome Campground in Welcome, MN where we sat out the Memorial Day weekend. The park didn't have anything special, but it had the requirements...WiFi, clear satellite access, adequate bathrooms and nice people.
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