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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews 188 reviews
96 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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262 reviews 262 reviews
148 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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Osage Beach, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Lake of the Ozarks is a surprise to many with 91 miles of main channel water way and over 1100 miles of shoreline - more shoreline than the state of CA. It is an amazing vacation spot with great food and warm water - and reasonable prices. a top spot in the midwest and well worth a trip form... More 

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missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We normally stay on the other side of the lake but decieded to go to the park area for waterboarding. The water was much calmer on this side. Fantastic time!

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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First things first. If you can’t stay at a place directly on the water and/or have access to a boat, you will miss the real fun and beauty of this area. It gets hot here (up to 100 degrees with humidity) in the summer and you’ll want to take a dip daily. Plus, despite the backwoods feel of the area,... More 

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