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Vacation house for 5 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with garden
5 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
17 reviews
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$178per night
Guesthouse for 2 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with garden
4.3
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$99per night
Apartment for 4 people in Osage Beach, with view and balcony/terrace as well as pool
4.8
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Vacation house for 6 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace and balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.6
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Log cabin for 6 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
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Cottage for 6 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 1 bedrooms
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$113per night
Cottage for 2 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace and balcony
2 pers.
5.0
67 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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Large vacation house for 6 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace and pool as well as balcony
4.6
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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$386per night
Manor for 48 people in Osage Beach, with balcony/terrace and pool
48 pers., 9 bedrooms
4.8
22 reviews
Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
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$1,220per night
Large vacation house for 7 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace
7 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.7
20 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$152per night
Vacation house for 8 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.9
40 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$140per night
Large vacation house for 17 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace
17 pers., 4 bedrooms
5.0
16 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$403per night
Apartment for 6 people in Lake Ozark, with pool and balcony
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
9 reviews
Lake Ozark, Lake of the Ozarks
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$155per night
Cottage for 6 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.6
24 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$151per night
Cottage for 4 people in Osage Beach, with balcony/terrace and pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
20 reviews
Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
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$141per night
Apartment for 4 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace and pool as well as balcony
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$124per night
Log cabin for 10 people in Lake of the Ozarks, with balcony/terrace and balcony
4.7
28 reviews
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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$143per night
Apartment for 4 people in Osage Beach, with balcony/terrace and pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
20 reviews
Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
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$129per night
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Highlights in Lake of the Ozarks

  • Panoramic views from the Bagnell Dam
  • 1,000+ miles of shoreline
  • The famous Swinging Bridges
  • Wine tasting at Springs Winery
  • Christmas light shows

Most popular in Lake of the Ozarks

Pool 596
Internet 861
Balcony/Terrace 846
TV 909
Air conditioning 913
Parking 883
Washing machine 857
Jacuzzi 156
Heating 882

Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

Comfy cabin rentals near the shoreline

With a wood-clad vacation cabin you can fully enjoy the rustic feel of camping while having a roof over your head and all the modern amenities you need. Cabin rentals are available in quaint one-room sizes perfect for a romantic retreat to family-sized waterfront homes with balconies and stunning lake views.

Town living in the Lake of the Ozarks

If you like a community feel as well as having shops and eateries on the doorstep, then a family house or apartment in lakeside towns such as {{Osage Beach}{34237} are perfect for you. Fully equipped and designed to be holiday homes from home, these comfortable vacation rentals blend the best of both town and countryside.

Holiday at the Lake of the Ozarks

Orientation

Missouri's largest stretch of water

The Lake of the Ozarks is a recreational region bordering a large reservoir in Central Missouri. It is a popular tourist destination offering plenty of natural beauty and outdoor activities. The lake itself stretches for 93 miles from its starting point at the Bagnell Dam and is split into different areas such as Horseshoe Bend, Grand Glaize, and Gravois Arm. The largest settlement is Osage Beach located on the lake's southeast arm.

The Lake of the Ozarks - where water is magically contained

The Lake of the Ozarks was created when the Bagnell Dam, opened in 1931, stopped the flow of the Osage River. With a surface area of 54,000 acres and a shoreline measuring 1,150 miles, the lake provides plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the recreational activities. The serpentine shape of the lake earned it the local nickname of 'The Magic Dragon', a name reflected in local events such as the Magic Dragon Street Meet when hundreds of vintage and veteran vehicles are shown off.

Getting there

The nearest commercial airport is Lambert-St. Louis International, approximately two hour's drive away. US Route 54 along with Missouri Routes 7 and 134 provide easy access to the region.

Activities

A destination for drivers

With a vehicle the wonderful scenery of the Lake of the Ozarks can be explored fully. Head up to the Bagnell Dam Overlook for panoramic views of the lake and meander through the Thunder Mountain Conservation Area. Several museums dot the shores of the lake including the Miller County Museum at Tuscumbia and the Willmore Lodge Museum which documents the history of the dam.

A destination for water lovers

Renting a boat for a day or two is the perfect way of sightseeing and visiting some of the settlements and restaurants that sit on the shoreline. You can also admire some of the large and exclusive homes with their own water frontage. Boats of all sizes from kayaks and canoes, to speedboats and cabin cruisers, can be hired. Please note: drinking while in charge of a boat is not permitted and the lake is regularly patrolled.

A unique wedding destination

Bridal Cave is hidden away under Thunder Mountain and is said to be an earlier site of Native American wedding ceremonies. Today, it can be booked as a romantic and unique venue for your wedding ceremony while the Lake of the Ozarks provides the perfect honeymoon destination. As well as getting married here, there are also plenty of things for visitors to see and do.

The Lake of the Ozark's total shoreline is longer than the entire coastline of California!

Top 5 things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks

1. Dive into family fun

The Big Surf Family Fun Water Park is full of exciting features designed for all ages to enjoy, from building a sandcastle to riding the Raging Rapids and braving the awesome Zambezi Falls.

2. The Ha Ha Tonka State Park

This state park overlooks the lake and is full of outstanding geological features such as sinkholes, bluffs, and a huge natural bridge. It is also home to the romantic ruins of a 19th-century castle.

3. Landing a big fish

Whatever the season and whether you are on a boat or the shoreline, it is almost guaranteed you will land a fish. The Lake of the Ozarks is home to dozens of fish species including crappie, spoonbill, channel catfish, and white bass.

4. A driving experience

Driving over the region's two 'Swinging Bridges' is something that must be experienced. These two famous bridges are located at Brumley and are still used to carry local traffic over the water.

5. Fine wine tasting

Stop off at the Springs Winery for a fascinating look at local wine production. Set in 160 acres of rolling hills near Osage Beach, the winery has a covered porch where you can sample wines while enjoying the beautiful view.

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A comfortable year-round climate

With very little snow, no extremes of temperature, 195 sunny days, and only 74 days of measurable rain a year, the Lake of the Ozarks has the perfect climate for outdoor adventures. As with any region that focuses on outdoor activities, always go prepared for sudden changes in the weather.

A Christmas parade of lights

Several of the lake's settlements go to town with their Christmas lights, putting on magnificent spectacles from mid-November through to January. One of the most spectacular is the Enchanted Village of Lights in The City of Laurie.

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