Lake of the Ozarks

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It's clear that Lake of the Ozarks, formed in 1931, is one of the Midwest's most famous lake resort destinations. The Lake has something to offer everyone, whether you're planning a vacation with your family or a weekend getaway with your closest friends.

Visitor favorites include a wide variety of water activities such as boating, fishing, swimming at sandy beaches, and professionally designed golf courses and campgrounds.

The Lake is home to beautiful scenery and various outdoor activities. The massive reservoir and its three tributaries, collectively known as "Puff the Magic Dragon," were created by damming the Osage River.

There are over 1,800 kilometers of scenic shoreline in total – more than the entire state of California. Osage Beach is tucked away along its coves, creeks, and channels, with numerous waterfront lodgings and restaurants.

As the Lake grows in size, so does the variety of water activities available, from boating and fishing to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. There are numerous water parks, golf courses, and state parks.