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What to Do at Lake of the Ozarks

July 1, 2022

Looking to reconnect with the Great Outdoors? Located at the northern end of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, beautiful Lake of the Ozarks is a favorite for visitors looking to spend a moment of peace with nature, offering endless outdoor activities from fishing to hiking. Check out all the unforgettable outdoor activities around The Lake and start planning your trip!

Fun on the water

Of course, activities on The Lake are paramount. The Lake offers activities such as boating [LINK TO:] with vessels available to rent at affordable prices. If you like adventure, try any number of watersports from tubing to water skiing. The Lake is also considered one of the best fishing destinations in the United States — reel in your next trophy bass on a guided trip or put in with friends and family at any of our public access points. Finally, if you’re looking for ways to enjoy some fun — or relaxation — in the summer sun, beaches around The Lake promise fun for the whole family.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

At more than 17,000 acres, Lake of the Ozarks State Park is one of the largest state parks in Missouri. Spend the night among the gorgeous Ozark wilderness or take advantage of the park’s two marinas with boats for rent, accessories and supplies for fishing, places to camp, and beaches. The park also features guided cave tours and hiking trails of varying distances and difficulty levels.

Golf courses

Ready to hit the links? Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the best golf courses in the country with scenic vistas overlooking The Lake. One of the most popular courses, Osage National Golf Resort, is located on one of the beaches near The Lake and is the only Arnold Palmer Signature Course in Missouri. The championship layout at Old Kinderhook Golf Club meanders through the rolling Ozark landscape, making it one of the most valued courses by tourists and professionals alike. Of course, you’ll also want to try your hand at The Cove, The Oaks, The Ridge, Bear Creek Valley Golf Club, Eldon Golf Club, Indian Rock Golf Club, Lake Valley Golf Club, and the Golf Club at Deer Chase. With so many options, you’ll want to make this an overnighter!

Bagnell Dam

One of the engineering wonders that helped create Lake of the Ozarks is Bagnell Dam, built in 1931. Generating hydroelectric power to the region to this day, the Bagnell Dam is also home to restaurants, shops, and annual festivals, making it a great destination for families and groups.

Bridal Cave

Adventurers of all ages come to Bridal Cave to discover and appreciate the history of this geological wonder. Guided tours are available in the morning and afternoon year-round — don’t worry, the cave is a pleasant 60 degrees all year long.

From exploring caves to reeling in big bass, there’s plenty to do and see around Lake of the Ozarks. Request a copy of our Vacation & Service guide and start planning your trip today!

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