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Lake of the Ozarks

MO
+1 573-346-2676
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Great lake if you know what you are doing.

My in-laws have had a lake house on LOTO for decades. I began going on a yearly vacation with them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Johnfrmcal
Great Location for a Family Vacation

I’ve been going to the lake for many years and the options for dining and entertainment have grown... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sablansr81
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Fort Myers, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“outlet mall” (9 reviews)
“wave runners” (4 reviews)
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"outlet mall"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 9 reviews
"wave runners"
in 4 reviews
"water skiing"
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"boat races"
in 2 reviews
"lake activities"
in 2 reviews
"pretty lake"
in 2 reviews
"bagnell dam"
in 4 reviews
"bridal cave"
in 3 reviews
"quiet side"
in 2 reviews
"great fishing"
in 2 reviews
"family vacation"
in 2 reviews
"spring break"
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"mini golf"
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"table rock lake"
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"lots of fun"
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"kansas city"
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Reviewed yesterday

My in-laws have had a lake house on LOTO for decades. I began going on a yearly vacation with them a few years ago. I'm an avid boater (live on Discovery Bay in California, I have waverunners, a Duffy boat, a runabout boat, and a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been going to the lake for many years and the options for dining and entertainment have grown significantly. It’s a great place for a slow vacay or one jam packed with fun in the sun. Also try going in the off-season - some things...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is a 79,000 acre unbelievably expansive lake that you can't possibly explore in one vacation. There are multiple events every week of the season (spring/summer/fall) including dozens of fishing tournaments, car shows, Expos, and some pretty awesome boat races featuring boats that cost $1,000,000+....More

5  Thank Lake_Food_Detective
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I had always thought that the Lake of the Ozarks was a part of Branson and Table Rock Lake! Boy was I wrong! Lake of the Ozarks is a large lake about two hours north of the Branson area. It was created when Bagnell Dam...More

1  Thank MKTBE
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

For the ones that had a bad experience, sorry! If you decide to vacay here again I suggest you get a Visitors guide and a map of the lake. There are many places to go swimming, skiing, tubing,ect... The Ecoli some have mentioned are only...More

2  Thank Tammy A
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Although some people may disagree, to me this is the dream vacation spot. The water is free of any dangerous animals meaning you can basically jump in whenever you want. (just not in the main channel.) there are plenty of things to do on the...More

4  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We have always heard about Lake of the Ozarks and finally made it here for vacation! It's a pretty lake. It was quiet for us over spring break but I can imagine it getting wild over the summer when crowds come!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The bikers have arrived at Bagnell Dam, Lake of the Ozarks. I have never seen so many kinds of motorcycles at one time. It is quite an interesting sight to see. They are all parked in the center of The Strip where all the shops...More

1  Thank Vivien T
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We've just spent two blissful weeks on the lakes enjoying good food, fishing, water sports and the warm waters!

1  Thank Avedajunkie
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had a huge family vacation in the city of Osage Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks. We rented a huge house right on the lake that slept 48 people in beds. Not much to do in town, but easy access to groceries, adult...More

1  Thank Angela M
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dmoore117
20 June 2018|
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Response from Waterman_10 | Reviewed this property |
The Bagnal Dam area is by far has more for kids.
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Anna M
5 January 2018|
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Response from Vivien T | Reviewed this property |
At Bagnell dam scenic lookout. It is located at the end of the dam. Look for the sign. Sunset is beautiful up there with no trees in your way.
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