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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 by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best. The
               shimmering Lake is the centerpiece of a vibrant region   Then, there’s the Lake itself. Enjoy it in your own boat or
               made up of more than a dozen communities, surrounded   a rental, on a narrated excursion or a moonlight dinner
               by far-reaching forests, rolling hills and dramatic bluffs   cruise. Swim, fish or stick your toes in the water. There are
               that outline the Lake’s 1,150-plus miles of meandering   all sorts of ways to experience the glorious Lake.
               shoreline. In other words, the Lake of the Ozarks is the
               perfect vacation spot for many generations of families.  Stay your way from economy to luxury in a full-service
                                                                 resort, hotel, motel, condo, cabin, campground, bed-and-
               It’s so easy to get to the centrally located Lake of the   breakfast, vacation home or houseboat.  Regardless of
               Ozarks. It’s just 180 miles from St. Louis, 175 miles from   where you stay, we hope it feels like your home away from
               Kansas City, 125 miles from Branson and less than a day’s    home.
               drive from anywhere in the Central United States.
                                                                 You can dine at any of our 200 plus restaurants that deliver
               The affordable, family-friendly Lake Area offers   a variety of cuisine and dining experiences.  Whether
               outstanding activities for anyone of any age.  There are   you come with the family or friends, by land or water,
               plenty of fun activities for the kids, like outdoor and   everyone should find something to fit their tastes.
               indoor waterparks, go-kart tracks, mini-golf, arcades and
               much more.  Adults can enjoy playing championship   At the Lake of the Ozarks you can be as lively or laid back
               golf, fishing for bass and crappie, visiting wineries and   as you want to be. Bring your family, your friends and your
               art galleries, relaxing at a soothing spa and everything in   colleagues to discover Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.

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