Lake Ozark, a town rich in history in the heart of Missouri, is the gateway to the breathtakingly beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, a tranquil piece of paradise on earth surrounded by lush forests, magnificent caves and spectacular scenery. A vacation destination with 1,150 miles of shoreline, marinas, state parks, waterfront restaurants and spectacular sunsets.
Adventure Lake of the Ozark’s Great Outdoors
The largest man-made lake in the United States, Lake of the Ozarks offers endless activities. Rent a boat or jet-ski to explore the miles of shoreline or parasail above the waters with spectacular views below. The placid waters of the lake are home to a wide variety of fish, fish quietly from the shoreline or head straight to the fishing hot spots with a local fishing guide. Cyclists have miles of trails to adventure on. Trail of Four Winds is known for its beauty and solitude or head to Jefferson City to cruise along the Missouri River on the 216 mile Katy Trail. The Lake of the Ozark’s Golf Trail challenges golfers at every skill level on 13 courses with water features, rock outcrops and scenic woodlands.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park is a 17,441 acre playground with thousands of wooded acres offering 11 hiking trails, horseback riding, 85 miles of shoreline and 2 public beaches. Experience the diversity of the park on the Aquatic Trail with glades, streams and woodlands or journey through the depths of the earth at the Ozark Caverns where the breathtaking Angel’s Showers fall from the rock ceiling. Venture further south to the rugged grandeur of Ha Ha Tonka State Park, to be met by spectacular scenic trails, castle ruins, underground streams and natural bridges. Missouri is home to 6,300 registered “wild” caves and Lake of the Ozarks has four tourist caves to view nature’s incredible underground beauty - Bridal Cave, Jacob’s Cave, Fantasy World Caverns and Ozarks Caverns display fossils, reflective pools and a myriad of natural wonders.
Lake Ozark is abuzz with entertainment apart from the great outdoors. Busy yourself shopping at unique boutique stores, antique shops, flea markets and premium outlet stores. Sample local wines at a winery and unwind with a treatment at a spa. End your day with a fun night of karaoke, live music at the Ozarks Amphitheatre or on a scenic sunset cruise. Kids will delight in endless action-packed fun with six nearby amusement parks, water parks, mini golf, go-cart tracks and bustling arcades or wander along the Bagnell Dam Strip with harbor cruises, ice-cream parlors and a haunted hotel.
Explore the nearby towns of Laurie, Sunrise Beach, Osage Beach, Camdenton and Gravois Mills.
Be as laid back or as active as you choose to be, either way Lake Ozark is an unforgettable experience.