10 Secrets of Big Cedar Lodge
Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris dreamed, designed, and built Missouri’s Big Cedar Lodge so you could escape to his slice
of heaven on earth.
Robbie Caponetto, Article by Taylor Bruce
1. The lodges began as a "fish camp"
Johnny originally wanted a place for customers to test fishing boats but ended up building an Ozarks lodge on par with any
lake resort in the country. “Jeanie [his wife] originally found the ad for the property in the Springfield News-Leader
classifieds,” Johnny says. “What we discovered looked like a run-down roadside motel.” Now guests choose between cottages,
cabins, and handsome hotel rooms in one of three ridge-side lodges.