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               The Lake was created more than 80 years ago by the   From high cliffs to underground caves, our great outdoors
               construction of the engineering marvel, Bagnell Dam.    puts you in touch with nature. Wander the trails in our two
               Covering 54,000 acres, running 92 miles end to end   magnificent state parks, through glades, savannas and
               has made the Lake of the Ozarks the premier vacation   dense forest. Ha Ha Tonka State Park was chosen 4th Best
               destination in Mid-America, voted as the Best Recreational   State Park in the nation by readers of USA TODAY & 10Best.
               Lake and the Best Lake for Watersports by readers of
               USA TODAY and 10Best. The shimmering Lake is the   Then, there’s the Lake itself. Enjoy it in your own boat or
               centerpiece of a vibrant region made up of more than a   a rental, on a narrated excursion or a moonlight dinner
               dozen communities, surrounded by far-reaching forests,   cruise. Swim, fish or stick your toes in the water. There are
               rolling hills and dramatic bluffs that outline the Lake’s   all sorts of ways to experience the glorious Lake.
               1,150-plus miles of meandering shoreline. In other words,
               the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect vacation spot for   Stay your way from economy to luxury in a full-service
               many generations of families.                     resort, hotel, motel, condo, cabin, campground, bed-and-
                                                                 breakfast or vacation home.  Regardless of where you stay,
               It’s so easy to get to the centrally located Lake of the   we hope it feels like your home away from home.
               Ozarks. It’s just 180 miles from St. Louis, 175 miles from
               Kansas City, 125 miles from Branson and less than a day’s    You can dine at any of our 200 plus restaurants that deliver
               drive from anywhere in the Central United States.   a variety of cuisine and dining experiences.  Whether
                                                                 you come with the family or friends, by land or water,
               The affordable, family-friendly Lake Area offers   everyone should find something to fit their tastes.
               outstanding activities for anyone of any age.  There are
               plenty of fun activities for the kids, like outdoor and   At the Lake of the Ozarks you can be as lively or laid back
               indoor waterparks, go-kart tracks, mini-golf, arcades and   as you want to be. Bring your family, your friends and your
               much more.  Adults can enjoy playing championship   colleagues to discover Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
               golf, fishing for bass and crappie, visiting wineries and
               art galleries, relaxing at a soothing spa and everything in

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