Bagnell Dam

Bagnell Dam, Osage Beach: Address, Phone Number, Bagnell Dam Reviews: 4/5

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Seaside789689
Illinois9 contributions
It's a wonder it is still holding up.
Aug 2021 • Family
I slipped the maintenance man a $50 and he gave our family a private tour of the dam. The outside roadway is cracking all over but he assured me the dam should last at least another 20 years before it needs to be replaced. The dam road is very narrow and you about scrape the passing semi's towing million dollar shootout boats. The generator room is cool but very noisy.
Written August 31, 2021
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Tropical_Breeze11
Wisconsin21 contributions
An Engineering Marvel!
Jul 2021
Make sure to stop at the scenic overlook for a view of Lake of the Ozarks. Take a drive down the road towards the boat launch - this is where you'll find the dam. You are able to get very close to the dam. Plenty of anglers to watch. Make sure to look for the fish close to the dam trying to fight the current.
Written July 27, 2021
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HOLLYLOUYA
Bloomfield Hills, MI8 contributions
You cannot tour the dam
Jul 2021 • Couples
The tour of bagnell dam has not been available for several years according to locals. You’ll see it because you typically drive over it to get to Lake Ozark, MO, but you cannot tour it.
Written July 8, 2021
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IowaIndigoGirl
Iowa City, IA771 contributions
Worthwhile
May 2021 • Couples
Worth our time to drive out and see this fascinating dam and surrounding area. The bridge over the dam is very narrow and the walkway is crumbling. I agree with other reviewers that the bridge could use some repairs, but the dam is still worth seeing, IMO. We didn’t stop into any of the stores or restaurants/bars, so can’t speak to them.
Written May 17, 2021
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TravelMyty
167 contributions
Nice Dam
Mar 2021
Saw the Bagnell Dam. While in Lake of Ozarks drive by and see the Bagnell Dam, a major element of the city.
Written May 15, 2021
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Aussy2014
Freeport, IL159 contributions
Really fascinating
Apr 2021 • Couples
You need to dive around the dam to find the best areas to see the workings and construction. Going to the boat launch gets the best views.
Written April 21, 2021
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Karin N
3 contributions
Not Family Friendly
Apr 2021 • Family
The Bagnell Dam is not a family friendly place. Driving over the dam was creepy with the barbed wire across the top. The strip near the dam was really run down. We couldn't walk 10 feet without hearing people loudly swearing. It was definitely is not a place to bring kids. It is mostly full of bars and drunk people.
Written April 4, 2021
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Chrissymae13
Grand Island, NE38 contributions
Super disappointed
Nov 2020 • Family
The area all around the dam is very run down. The shops are very tourist trap and mostly bars. The viewing towers are both closed and in terrible disrepair. When driving over the dam, unless your in a vehicle with 20inch tires, your not going to see anything. The road is narrow and after the dam there isn’t a good spot to turn around. Locals are whizzing by at 45mph. I was hoping to see more history and more signs and more places to view the dam. Disappointed we drove up there.
Written November 12, 2020
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zimmys57
Delavan, WI707 contributions
Impressive structure
Oct 2020
We really enjoyed our first time week long visit to Lake of the Ozark area. The building of the impressive dam that created the beautiful lake and area was worth checking out.
Written October 24, 2020
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Sandra W
Springfield, IL52 contributions
Very Interesting
Sep 2020 • Couples
Looked at Bagnell Dam Overlook wish it was more taken care of-trees growing in front of it. Trees growing in the flowers. The dam is impressive seen so many fish enjoying the water at the bottom rushing in. Water is low in places. People were fishing on the rocks near by. So many birds flying around!
Written September 29, 2020
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