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Lake of the Ozarks

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Created when the Bagnell Dam was constructed in 1931, this lake covers more...

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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Jet ski adventure

This huge winding lake is just breath taking. Scenery, wildlife, fishing, camping. All kinds of stuff to do around the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2016
jenvana15
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Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This huge winding lake is just breath taking. Scenery, wildlife, fishing, camping. All kinds of stuff to do around the area.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a couples get away, if you like boating, water sports, golf, shopping or just a relaxing time this area is for you. Accommodation abound with locations close to the lake and in nearby towns which surround the lake. See you there

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Having never been to Lake of the Ozarks, I was thoroughly impressed with the area - the quality of the accommodations, the food, the local attractions and so much more. I stayed in three different places - Alhonna Resort, Old Kinderhook and Rainbow Shore Resort. All three were top notch in their own special ways. I will write reviews for... More 

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Seneca, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a blast! There's a ton of stuff to do! We rented a boat for the weekend and the whole family enjoyed it! I recommend renting one of the houses on the water we rented one in a cove and it was nice and quite the water was calm the kids could fish and swim without worrying about all... More 

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Rocky Mount, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

There is something for everyone here. It's January and so nice we are touring the dam. Summer is the best time to visit. There are still lots of mom and pop motels around and the big resorts too. It's easy to rent a boat or jet ski .

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Thank Lisa F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful water and great food by the lake! Of course don't drink and swim and you will be fine ! Boat rides are fun! The boardwalk is a bit deserted but there is also a brand new movie theater a few miles away !

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

2014 and again in 2015, 8 out of 8 people in our group became ill during our summer trips to the Lake of the Ozarks. The DNR tests for EColi around the beaches, but does not report it until the season is about over. I wonder why? Very disturbing! By the way, we were 7 miles away from any public... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

relaxe your on lake time and remember everyone is there to have fun too.this is a great lake with many personalities depending on what part your on. you must visit ha-ha Tonka if you like nature/ hiking. Each of the 5 main arms have there own personalities 98 mi of lake from truman dam to bangell dam. up stream is... More 

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

Lake of the Ozarks is great for fantastic scenary and relaxing venues. We travelled off peak, but it was still a good time and we pretty much had the lake to ourselves! Don't be fooled by the colder temps in October, the lake is still 70-75 degrees (same as the Caribbean in the winter.) We did have some issues with... More 

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Mediapolis, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

If your looking for a quiet cove to kick back in and enjoy some time with friends or if you want to get out, kick up your heels and have a great meal and a really awesome time with friends then the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to go. You can enjoy as much or little of all... More 

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