The Lake was created by the construction of Bagnell Dam. The shoreline of Lake of the Ozarks is, incredibly, greater than 1,150 miles, more than the coastline of the entire state of California; this allows visitors and residents to enjoy a plethora of recreational activities. These activities include two (2) scenic State Parks, boats, boating, camping, parasailing, water-skiing, spelunking, water parks, excursion cruises, scuba-diving, bungi-jumping, tubing, swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking, golf, miniature golf, country/western musical events, fishing, crafts, and go-carts.

In addition to the above recreational activities, the Lake offers a great selection of lodging and dining facilities, including several that are five-star rated. There are also many opportunities for commercial and residential development. In short, this area is a wonderful place to live or vacation. Send a friend or loved one an Ozark Greeting

For a quick overview of the Lake Area we suggest looking at our condensed version.