If you are one of more than 51 million Americans who love to watch birds the Circle O Lodge is for you. As mentioned by Larry Lade in birdforum.net "North Central Missouri is ideally situated in a favorable location for observing a wide variety of birds. It is located in the approximate center of the "lower 48 states". 400 species of birds have been recorded in Missouri. Of this number, 150 + of them nest in the state".
The Circle O Lodge has provided walking trails through out the property, from the wetlands to the ridges to the forest you will be able to observe the full range of diversity on this little piece of paradise.
Sporting Clays and Fishing
If you like to practice your marksmanship the Circle O Lodge has provided a double trap target thrower, we do not provide shotguns or ammunition. Sporting clays can be provided at additional cost. See policies for regulations on shooting and archery.
At the Circle O Lodge all guests are welcome to cast a line in the 2 1/2 acre pond in front of the lodge. The pond is stocked with bass, crappie and catfish. We encourage catch and release but guest are welcome to make a meal of their catch of the day. Please practice good sportsmanship at all times. Fishing rods and basic tackle are available at no charge. Bait is not provided but can be arranged if notified in advance.
There are no life guards at the Circle O. We require that parents provide life jackets for children who are near the fishing ponds or any water reservoirs on the property.
There is plenty to see and do right on the grounds of the Circle O Lodge, but if you want to explore more of our area please click the Area Informationlink for more information. There are many historical sites, scenic byways and quaint towns like Marceline, the boyhood home of Walt Disney and much much more. It is Americana at its best!