Lake of the Ozarks State Park

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Lake of the Ozarks State Park

The Basics

Lake of the Ozarks State Park
P.O. Box 170
Kaiser, MO 65047

Phone: (573) 348-2694

Directions: From Camdenton/Lebanon: Travel north on Hwy 5 untill you reach Hwy 54. Travel East on Hwy 54 to Hwy 42, then travel east on Hwy 42 untill you reach Hwy 134, which leads into the park.

About Lake of the Ozarks

With over 17,620 acres of land and 80 miles of lake frontage, Lake of the Ozarks State Park is the largest state park in Missouri. The area boasts a wide variety of natural landscapes and features, ranging from rugged, oak-hickory dense forests, to dry, shallow-soiled glades, to underground caves that include delicate cave formations. Open, grassy meadows, small streams, and springs are some of the other highlights of this park.

The park was established in the 1930s as a national park, and was then turned over to the state in the 1940s. Many of the park's man-made features were built during the 30's and 40's by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and include log structures, stone dams, and rustic bridges. Many of these structures, as well as Hwy 134, have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located near the south end of the park, Ozark Caverns is within the park boundaries, and is one of the most popular attractions at the park. Many common, as well as some very unique, formations can be found within the cave. One of the more popular is Angel Showers, a never-ending stream of water that seems to come straight out of the solid rock ceiling. Three different types of tours are available for visitors, allowing access for the whole family.

With Lake Ozark being the main attraction to visitors at the park, many opportunities for water recreation are also available. Two marinas are located within the park, offering boat rentals for fishing or water skiing. Also available to rent are deck boats, kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats. The marina located at Public Beach #1 offers rentals on boats, canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats. A fuel dock, paved ramp, and marina store are also located here. The marina at Public Beach #2/Grand Glaize Arm of Lake Ozark offers boat rentals, fuel dock, paved ramp, marina store, and slip rentals.

Twelve trails in varying lengths will take hikers, mtn. bikers, boaters, or horseback riders through various parts of the park or lake. The park also offers trail rides at the park stables, for a small fee.

For those wishing to spend more than just an afternoon in the park, over 230 campsites are available, ranging from primitive walk-in sites, to RV sites with full hookups. Modern restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and a dump station are also avaialble. For those wishing for a less rustic stay, eight log cabins and one yurt are available for rent. Both offer outside benches, tables, and a fire grill for bar-b-ques or campfires.

Features & Facilities

Visitor Center | Gift Shop | Exhibits | Amphitheater | Pavilions | Picnic Area/Tables | Playground | Cave | Cabins | Campground | Group Camping | Restrooms | Showers | Laundry | Dump Station | Marina | Boat Rentals | Boat Ramp | Airstrip

Activities Available

Camping | Hiking Trails | Biking Trails | Equestrian Trails | Canoeing/Kayaking | Swimming | Water Sports | Fishing | Caving

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