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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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golf outing

We spent two wonderful days golfing at the Cove and Ridge golf courses. They are very well maintained. Recommend visiting during the week to miss all of the crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Brian M
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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Easily on of my favorite lakes to visit during the summer months. It is a huge lake with a lot of different little coves to go in and out of. Party Cove can get VERY crazy as well. Also many different lake side restaurant and bars to try with amazing night life. The water can get a little rough if... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I went there twice, and I would say it's a okay place. There are good water sports activity and the prices are well, not very cheap but quite okay. We loved parasailing and jet skiing there. I am not a fan of sun so hated it as it was so hot. I would recommend to go there with lots of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I must admit, I went to the Lake of the Ozarks often as a kid (70's-80's) but moved away from Missouri and heard all kinds of horror stories when I returned...too crowded, too many crazy party people, too many huge boats, too expensive etc. My first few trips were surprisingly positive. Do those problems exist...probably on occasion. But I have... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We get to Lake of the Ozarks every couple of years and the sheer size of the lake always seems to take my breath away. the lake is literally 90+ miles long with some amazing scenery. The lake has a large variety of great places to venture out to. Some you can have a minnow shot others have excellent food.... More 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We spent two wonderful days golfing at the Cove and Ridge golf courses. They are very well maintained. Recommend visiting during the week to miss all of the crowds.

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Mushroom Capital
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have read mixed reviews about issues with the Lake, and as one of the largest recreational lakes in America you simply need to know what part of the Lake to experience. There is definitely an area of what we call "ocean water" that is so rough on the weekends (especially holidays) it is not enjoyable. But during the week... More 

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Springfield, MO
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Unfortunately this is what happens when you have a private lake. Everyone has a dock and a seawall and a lot of Scarabs on the water. Waves are pretty big and I didn't feel very safe in the water except in a few places. The water was not very clear and I got a UTI after swimming in this lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Awesome! Stay away from the big end of the lake and go to the upper smaller end of the lake. Boating, swimming and fishing is great! Soooo much more enjoyable!

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Grove, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I live on Grand Lake O' the Cherokee's, and it is also a beautiful lake, but there isn't much to do around the lake. While in Osage Beach, we watched the speed boat races, which my boys thought were pretty cool. We took the boys to ride go-carts, and we enjoyed several nice restaurants. We have previously visited Miner Mikes,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friendly people, lots to see and do. Many great resorts and restaurants, even if you are not a boat owner. Great place for families to reconnect.

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