Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

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Lake of the Ozarks

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Lake of the Ozarks was given the name “The Magic Dragon” because of its serpentine appearance. It is a vast reservoir due to the impoundment of other nearby rivers and creeks. If you want to bring your family for an excitement filled day or weekend, then you should go to the Lake Ozarks State Park. The park offers many activities. Boating and fishing are not the only things you can do here. There are 2 sandy beaches for swimming, 12 hiking trails, cave tours in the Ozark caverns, 2 biking trails, guided horse trail, electrical campsites, and picnic areas. If camping is not your thing, there is no shortage of lodging around Lake of the Ozarks. There are over 30 marinas. You will also find golf and wineries around the lake. If you are looking for a party cove, then Lake of the Ozarks is your lake.

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LAKE SIZE:
Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri has 55,000 surface acres and 1,150 miles of shoreline.

CONTACT INFO AND DIRECTIONS:
(573) 348-2694

From Lebanon head north on MO-5, then from Camdenton take 54 East to the lake. See map above for more access points.

GENERAL:
Boat Ramps, Docks, Picnic Area, Outdoor Grills, Restrooms, Group Facilities

CAMPING:
There are numerous campgrounds located around Lake of the Ozarks, like Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Facilities include: Showers, Dump Station, Electricity, Water, Primitive Camping, and WIFI!

TRAILS:
Here are a few trails around Lake of the Ozarks:
Bluestem Knoll Trail – .80 mile loop, starts south of park office on Highway 134
Coakley Hollow Trail – 1 mile loop, starts at Ozark Caverns Visitor Center
Fawn’s Ridge Trail – 1.25 mile loop, starts across from the Highway 134 picnic area
Hidden Springs Trail – 2.5 mile loop, Hiking and Horseback Riding, starts at Ozark Homestead Stables
Honey Run Trail – 12.75 mile loop, Hiking and Mountain Biking, starts North of Ozark Caverns
Lake Trail – 1.5 mile loop, starts at Outpost Cabins
Lakeview Bend Trail – 1.5 mile loop, starts by campground check station
Rocky Top Trail – 2 mile loop, starts at Grand Glaize Beach
Shady Ridge Trail – 1 mile loop, starts at Grand Glaize boat ramp parking lot
Trail of Four Winds – 13.5 mile loop, Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Horseback Riding, starts off 134 near Ozark Homestead Stables
White Oak Trail – .70 mile loop, Hiking and Horseback Riding, starts at Ozark Homestead Stables
Woodland Knoll Trail – 3.25 mile loop, starts near information center of 134

FISH SPECIES:
Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Crappie, Paddlefish, Sunfish, Walleye

ACTIVITIES:
Fishing
Hiking
Camping
Cave Tours
Horseback Riding
WATER SPORTS:
Boating
Boat Rental
Canoeing
Jet Skiing
Wakeboarding
Water Skiing
Parasailing

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