This 200-acre park surrounds a nine-acre lake that was originally created for fire protection and as drinking water reservoir (the stacked-limestone dam, built in 1894, still stands). Hikers and mountain bikers will love the trails that encircle the lake. The Bluff Trail, especially, offers good views of the lake and the valley. Look for signs for Black Bass Lake about 1.2 miles west of the Inn of the Ozarks on Hwy. 62 West. Note that the road to the park is a widened dirt road, though most should find it easily navigable.