Lake of the Ozarks Information
Missouri’s most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches, great fishing, and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
The lake, with facilities for fishing and aquatic sports, is a popular recreation and resort area. There are several limestone caverns nearby. Lake of the Ozarks State Park includes most of the Grand Glaize arm of the lake, with 90 miles (145 km) of shoreline. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is on the Niangua arm, to the south. The Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir began operation in 1979 and impounds the Osage and Grand rivers to extend facilities at the lake’s western end.
Lake of the Ozarks offers hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf, horseback riding, boat excursions, wineries, airplane and helicopter tours, zip lines, spas and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats and personal watercraft.