For “Reel” Fun, Head to the Lake of the Ozarks

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO — Many things have changed at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks in the 90-plus years since the Lake’s creation. Numerous businesses, resorts, restaurants and lavish homes have built up along the shoreline in the following decades as the Lake’s population and popularity continues to grow. However, one thing that has not changed […]

2023 BikeFest Takes Place This Week

The 17th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest returns to the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation” from Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. Bikefest features five days of scenic motorcycle rides, live music, vendor villages and special events, including a Harley Davidson motorcycle giveaway. All the action takes place throughout the entire Lake of the Ozarks area. […]

“Reunited and it Feels so Good”… at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks

Sometimes life has a way of pulling people in different directions. Often, that can mean long distances between family and friends. But, as the saying goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” and that’s why it is such an enjoyable experience to get together with loved ones and friends whenever possible. For many, Central Missouri’s Lake […]

Labor Day Weekend Festivities at the Lake of the Ozarks

LIVE MUSIC, FIREWORKS AND FAMILY FUN ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS WHAT: Labor Day Weekend Festivities WHEN: Friday through Monday, Sept. 1-4, 2023 WHERE: Throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area Labor Day Weekend is traditionally one of the most popular vacation weekends at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks as many locals […]

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Powerboat Races Takes Place August 26 & 27

HIGH-SPEED RACING RETURNS TO THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOOTOUT WHAT: Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Powerboat Races WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 & 27, 2023 WHERE: Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach, MO The 35th annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, the largest and longest-running unsanctioned powerboat […]

Free Family Fun at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks

They say “the best things in life are free,” and that sentiment can be applied to many things at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. No matter what kind of budget a visitor is working with when planning a Lake of the Ozarks vacation, they’ll find they can get more for their money with numerous popular […]

Find Your “Home Away From Home” at the Lake of the Ozarks

No matter what kind of vacation a visitor is planning at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, they will find nearly as many options for where to stay as there are ways to play at what readers of USA Today voted the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation” and “Best Lake for Water Sports in the […]


WHAT: Independence Day Celebrations WHEN: June 30 – July 4, 2023 WHERE: Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks Visitors to Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday are in for fantastic fireworks displays and lots of family fun. Several Lake of the Ozarks resorts, restaurants and attractions celebrate America’s independance with fireworks displays and specials […]


Although the landscape and communities surrounding Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks have changed significantly since their humble beginnings, visitors can still get a glimpse of the authentic Ozark experience that attracted the area’s first tourists in the early 1930s. “Anyone looking for an authentic Ozarks experience can find it here,” says Lagina Fitzpatrick, executive director for […]

Lake of the Ozarks Named “Best Lake for Water Sports” in the Country

It was announced Friday, June 16, 2023 that Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks was voted the “Best Lake for Water Sports” in the country in a recent USA Today readers poll. The Lake of the Ozarks, which covers 54,000 acres with 64 billion gallons of water and features over 1,150 miles of meandering shoreline (more than […]

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