Lake of the Ozarks
31 Cove Hill Road
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
About Lake of the Ozarks
The Lake of the Ozarks, which bathes the plains of central Missouri in a liquid blue, winds its way through the landscape. The lake offers visitors and residents of the region access to a wide range of natural resources such as lakes, rivers and streams, as well as a range of leisure activities. It has a population of about 1.5 million people and a total area of 2.2 million hectares.
As large as the lake is, it is sometimes hard to believe that it did not exist forever, but its origins began in 1929, when the Union Electric Company began construction of the Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. The dam was built at a time when 4,600 workers were sweating to build what was once the largest man-made lake in the world. It opened to the public in 1931 and has been a popular holiday destination ever since.
Today, AmerenUE, the successor company to Union Electric, operates both the dam and the power plant. Although Lake of the Ozarks is sometimes referred to as the Midwest Coast, it is unique in that most of its coastline is privately owned.
The 17,600 hectares were reserved as a national park in the 1920s, and the reserved hectares were part of the lake until they were acquired by the state in 1946. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Lake of Ozarks State Park offers hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking and more. For a seaside resort, it makes sense to start your visit with a visit to the tranquil lake entrance of Lake Ozark, a popular picnic and fishing destination.
Camping in the National Park is a long-running favourite, and there are primitive and electric campsites, including four organized group campsites. Stroll up the rocky hills, cool off in the rippling streams, marvel at the scenic steep slopes, and watch the flora and fauna of Missouri fill the paths with new and old attractions.
For many nature lovers, spending at least one night under the stars in Missouri is an unforgettable experience. I found camping by the lake the greatest luxury there is and wake up with songbirds instead of an alarm clock. If you are ready to go to the lakes, you should spend the least part of the day fishing.
Lake Ozarks is known for its excellent fishing and is teeming with perch, as well as many other fish species such as bluefish, bluefish, perch and stain.
The lake is particularly popular for perch fishing, and the lake hosts tournaments, in which the winners often set personal and state records.
A sunny summer weekend at Lake of the Ozarks would be incomplete without a visit to one of Missouri's most popular swimming pools. You can swim on the lake if you meet for a day of fishing, picnicking, swimming and other activities such as kayaking, boating or canoeing.
A popular option is to stop at Anderson Hollow Cove State Park, known as one of the most popular swimming pools in Missouri, and take a boat ride to drop anchor and spend a day fishing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, swimming and other activities.
Thousands of boats dock during busy summer weekends, so be extra careful when sailing in the party mood. Water sports lovers will find plenty of opportunities at Lake of the Ozarks, including fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing and other activities. Whether you want to get pumped up with adrenaline or just explore the sloping coast, the possibilities at the lake will fulfill your wishes.
The Ozark Lake is accentuated by blue water and an incredible location in the hills of Ozark. The lake invites visitors to enjoy the peaceful beauty of its surroundings. In a few moments you will appreciate the variety and gentleness of this lake.