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Welcome to Lake Ozark
Lake Ozark is technically a small city, but most local Missourians lump it in with neighboring Osage Beach and Bagnell Dam, or any number of residential and resort communities nestled up against one of Missouri’s grandest lakes: Lake of the Ozarks. Sharing its name with the massive Ozark Mountains in the southeastern part of the state, the lake was created by a dam connecting many smaller creeks and rivers. The splintered, 54,000-acre, serpentine lake features many twists and turns. All told, Lake of the Ozarks has more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — equivalent to the Eastern Seaboard from New York to the Carolinas. Especially in the warmer months, recreation on the water comes alive. Offering access to parasailing, waterskiing, boat charters, and beach days, Lake Ozark serves as a key hub to one of Missouri’s most popular natural tourism destinations.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Ozark
Like many Midwestern tourism destinations, Lake Ozark and Lake of the Ozarks come alive during the summertime but don’t exactly shut down during winter. The region’s humid subtropical climate means that summers can be intensely hot and sticky, fraught with summer thunderstorms and other severe weather. Winters, too, can be severe; they’re generally quite cold, but the lake itself sometimes reflects a warming front, which means the communities directly next to it might feel more mild. Summer is a good time to visit. Locals often plan trips around one key event, AquaPalooza, which takes place in late June or early July. The family-friendly bash brings boaters and rafters onto the water for a day of live music and fun.
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Anderson Hollow Cove
Anderson Hollow Cove, also known as Party Cove, is a well known area a mile long and 200 yards wide that welcomes pleasure boats and rafters on summer weekends. If boat bacchanals aren’t your scene, come in the early morning with your fishing pole and you’re bound to reel in a bucket of crappie.
If you’re searching for activities on land or looking for a place to post up and do some people-watching, you’re likely to find yourself along this busy strip of Lake Ozark’s Highway 54. Known locally as The Strip, the mile-long stretch hosts the lion’s share of Lake Ozark’s shops and services, from eateries and arcades to water-sports rentals and antique shops.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
In terms of scenery, perhaps the only rival to the lake itself is Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Comprising nearly 90 miles of shoreline with swimming beaches, trails, camping, and more, the park’s 17,500 acres make it the largest in the state of Missouri, providing plenty of shade and some solace away from the hustle and bustle of Lake Ozark.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lake Ozark?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Lake Ozark. Choose from more than 30 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
Are there Lake Ozark vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 110 vacation homes with pools in Lake Ozark, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lake Ozark?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 80 vacation rentals in Lake Ozark featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
What are the most popular amenities for Condo Rentals in Lake Ozark?
Enhance your stay in our Condo Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a gym, over 70 homes with free parking, over 30 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.
Do house rentals in Lake Ozark have self check-in?
Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with self check-in in Lake Ozark. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
How much does it cost to stay in condo rentals in Lake Ozark?
Experience the best of Lake Ozark with our condo rentals, starting at about $70 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Lake Ozark?
Lake Ozark has more than 170 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.
Do condo rentals in Lake Ozark have free parking?
Absolutely! We offer over 70 condo rentals with free parking in Lake Ozark. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.