How to find Bear Bottom Resort...
ST. LOUIS 2.5 Hours
Travel west on I-44 to Exit 145.Travel north 6 miles on Hwy 133 to Richland. At the stoplights turn left onto Hwy 7 North. At the edge of town you will see the Simply Pleasures Ice Cream Shop. Stop in here for the needed pottie break, and get yourself a hand dipped ice cream waffle cone; you are only 50 minutes from the resort now. Tell them Matt and Melissa Sutcliffe told you to stop in and they will only charge you double! Travel 22 miles to Camdenton. At the stoplight, continue straight onto Hwy 5 North and travel 21 miles to Lake Road 5-36. It is on the left as you enter Sunrise Beach.The First National Bank is on the right, directly across from Lake Road 5-36. Follow the signs to the resort.
Kansas City 2 Hours
Travel east on Hwy 50 to Sedalia. Turn South on Hwy 65 to Hwy 52. This will take you thru the German town of Cole Camp. A great stop is the old fashioned drive-in icecream shop in Cole Camp. With Ice Cream cones in hand, continue east on Hwy 52 to Hwy 135 in Stover. Turn south on 135 to Hwy 5 in Lauri. Go south on Hwy 5 to Lake Road 5-36, which will be on your right. The First National Bank is directly across from the turn.
Springfield 2 Hours
Travel east on I-44 to the North Hwy 5 Exit, in Lebanon. Getting thru Lebanon on a Friday will take you a few minutes, so relax, you are only 45 minutes from the resort! Continue north on Hwy 5 thru Camdenton. Lake Road 5-36 will be on your left in about 22 miles from the time you stop at the Frozen Custard Shop just south of the square in Camdenton. And yes, for the third time,our Lake Road 5-36 is just across from the First National Bank.