Big Cedar Lodge held an event Tuesday night to officially “Reopen The Ozarks” after the COVID-19 lockdown across the state.
Staff at the Lodge told media at the Tuesday event that they will be reopening the facility to guests starting on May 22nd and that they are a perfect destination because when you’re out enjoying the Missouri Ozarks, “social distancing happens naturally.”
“Big Cedar Lodge has always been a special place for families to get back to nature and create lifelong memories, something we need that more than ever in times like these,” Johnny Morris, conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder, said in a statement. “Some of my most cherished fishing and family traditions have taken place around Table Rock Lake. Whether you live nearby and need a quick escape or you are planning an extended trip, we’re excited to welcome everyone back for a safe, nature-oriented experience this summer.”
Big Cedar Lodge also announced changes to their Buzzard Bar and restaurants bringing new world class foods to their menu under a new executive chef.
In addition to reopening Big Cedar Lodge, a number of Bass Pro related facilities have reopened to the public:
- Big Cedar Lodge
- Camp Long Creek
- Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve
- Five golf courses–Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge Springs, Mountain Top, Ozarks National, and Payne’s Valley
- Buffalo Restaurant and Patio
- Truman Café and Custard
- Fun Mountain& Uncle Buck’s Restaurant
- Cedar Creek Spa
- Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy
- Lady Liberty lake cruises at Long Creek Marina
- Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
The resort and the related facilities will be operating with a number of modifications to protect the health of guests and staff. In addition to practicing social distancing at all times, cleaning procedures have been enhanced, hand sanitizing stations have been positions throughout facilities, and there are provisions of masks and personal protective equipment.