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Address: MO
Activities: Driving
Description: Created when the Bagnell Dam was constructed in 1931, this lake covers...
Created when the Bagnell Dam was constructed in 1931, this lake covers more than 54,000 acres and has more than 1,150 miles of shoreline.
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If you like fresh water lakes the Ozarks in Missouri is the place for you

This lake has thousands of miles of shore line, great food, outlet malls and so much more. A great place for boating, fishing and all things water. The water is nice and the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Mike C
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lake of the Ozarks is awesome. People posting obviously don't know how to go boating!!! We come here all the time. Great restaurants all over the lake. Shopping outlet mall! All round beautiful lake.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We go for a week every July. This is an awesome place to boat. The lake is surrounded by condos, and they are cheaper than condos at other vacation spots. We bring our family and our boat. The boating is great, the fishing is great, and the water is the perfect temp in July. If your hungry, or want a... More 

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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
26 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

July 13, 2010 I wrote a review about Lake of the Ozarks that was anything but kind. Here we are almost 5 years later, and the only changes are the yachts are larger, and their wakes are bigger. Boating anyplace below the 40 mile marker is unsafe unless you have a 40' yacht. This is no place for young children,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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98 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This lake has thousands of miles of shore line, great food, outlet malls and so much more. A great place for boating, fishing and all things water. The water is nice and the lake in most parts is deep. Just below the dam is great fishing or just walk across the dam and look down at the many monster fish.... More 

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Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I spend at least one to two weekends a month in the Ozarks. We love it! We enjoy the scenery, the restaurants, the cleanliness of the lake, the shopping, and the beautiful boats on the water. The only downfall is that over the past 10-15 years, the boats have gotten so big that it makes the Lake... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our crew had the BEST time in Lake of the Ozarks, MO! We were impressed by the variety of activities offered including the Bridal Caves, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, wakeboarding, and fishing. We started our trip with a small airplane ride provided by Airlake Aviation over the lake which provided an incredible perspective of the area. We enjoyed most... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The weekend after Labor day we planned a trip to lake Ozark. I spoke directly to the owner of Adventure Boat Rentals in advance. I needed help with the best places to stay and he was very knowledgeable. On the day we arrived to pick up the boat, Bill took us out into the cove and showed us all that... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lake of ozarks is one such place to get away.so much to do. We went there on labor day weekend, and did parasailing and jet skiing. we had only half a day to spend there and we headed to Branson. It was our first experience doing parasailing and jetski . Very good place. we reached there around 10am which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place. Lots to do and beautiful sights to see. I really loved the shopping. Found some unique and useful items.

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Columbia, Missouri
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153 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There are so many places to go on this lake, it's impossible to hit them all in a weekend! That's why it keeps everyone coming back for more. The water could be much cleaner, yes, but the lake is so developed residentially and commercially, it will just remain the same. The Lake of the Ozarks is all about having fun!

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