Lake of the Ozarks Recreation
Recreational activities include boating, fishing, swimming, tennis, water skiing, golfing, hunting, camping, and canoeing or tube floating. The region boasts over 100 marinas, more than 40 waterfront restaurants and many more fine dinning restaurants off the water for the “land lovers”. Then after a full day in the sun there are hundreds of shopping opportunities. It’s easy to see why the Lake of the Ozarks region is one of the most popular tourist areas in the Midwest.
Over a hundred resorts, hotels, motels and B & B’s provide a limitless selection of accommodations. Two large resorts offer convention and business meeting rooms for groups large or small. An exhibition center offering nearly 100,000 sq. ft. is in the planning stages and will compliment our existing capabilities.
The community offers many shopping experiences at the largest brand name factory outlet mall in Missouri, the Osage Beach Premium Outlets. With 110 outlet stores, shoppers find impressive savings at Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more. In addition to the outlet mall, the area boasts a Super Walmart, Target, Marshalls, Petco, Menards, Kohl’s, Dierbergs, and several other large retailers. Lake of the Ozarks also features quaint antique and specialty shops that are scattered throughout the lake area. On weekends visitors can be seen strolling the Bagnell Dam strip which offers a variety of shopping opportunities at fantastic bargains.
Other favorite activities include golfing at one of the 14 magnificent courses encircling the lake; exploring Bridal Cave and Jacob’s Cave; touring historical buildings that capture the area’s history; visiting Ha Ha Tonka State Park which has 12 hiking trails, 8 caves, picnic areas and unique castle ruins; and horseback riding in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the largest State Park in Missouri.