Discover YMCA Trout Lodge

For over 50 years, YMCA Trout Lodge has celebrated every campfire, cannonball, and trail ride, providing the perfect rustic escape in the Mark Twain National Forest 90 minutes southwest of St. Louis.


YMCA Trout Lodge has become a timeless year-round destination for family adventures, connecting with friends, group retreats and adult programs. Featuring incredible views of the forest and sunrises over the water, YMCA Trout Lodge's cabins and recently renovated Lodge guest rooms provide a home base as you explore dozens of activities. From the paintball course, arts & crafts studio, zip-line to trail rides, there's something for everyone. Plus each fun-filled day includes your cafeteria-style meals in the Lodge dining room with sweeping views of Sunnen Lake.


  • Icon: nature icon Emphasis on Nature
  • Icon: fishing icon Health and Wellness Activities
  • Icon: family icon Drawing Closer Together as a Family
  • Icon: zipline icon Trying New Things

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Upcoming Events

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YMCA Camp Lakewood Open House dates are designed to give parents and campers the opportunity to see Camp Lakewood in person before making any decisions.

YMCA Camp Lakewood
time 12:00 pm

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