This nice little town in Missouri takes its name from the Lake of the Ozarks. Lake of the Ozarks is a very large reservoir with an area over 1,4000 square miles. This charming city by the lake might be small but it is packed with things to do and is a top notch spot for family and friends to spend a quality long weekend.
There are plenty of vacation rentals which offer accommodation for large groups, and with lake view rental properties. These world-class vacation homes offer everything you might need during your stay on your Lake Ozark vacation. Lake Ozark is a wonderful town full of energy, so make sure to check out all the events and activities available.
Because Lake Ozark is a lake town, there are plenty of beach activities to take part in. Take a relaxing day at the lakefront where you can enjoy warm weather and tranquil scenery. There are a few lodges around the lake which are also worth a visit.
The main beach area of Lake Ozark is called Osage Beach where most of the activities can be found. Make sure to visit the Swinging Bridge for a fun adventure across the swampy river. It is a sturdy bridge but is perhaps a little scary for very young children. The Bagnell Dam is a historical site to visit and learn about the waterways. The Bridal Cave and the Stark Caverns are also very popular destinations to visit. If you had enough of adventures and just want to have fun, Timber Falls Waterpark, Lemans Fun Park and Big Surf Waterpark await you.
Elsewhere, Ozark Distillery and many vineyards are open all year round for visitors to tour and taste the local beer and wine. For a nice sunny day Ha Ha Tonka State Park is an excellent choice for hiking. It offers a wide range of flora and fauna, and also features a 20th-century castle ruin. There are also plenty things for the little ones, such as the Funny Farm petting zoo and water activities like boat rides on Lake Ozark. The downtown area of Lake Ozark offers many restaurants, coffee shops and dessert places to indulge in.
Lake Ozark offers over 500 places to stay -- from beachfront vacation home, a tiny little cottage or a houseboat, Lake Ozark has it! If you are traveling with children, look for family-friendly property management, so you will have everything you could need during your stay.
Near Osage Beach is very popular to stay at, so it can be a little noisy. If you like nightlife and want to hang out with people, this is the place for you. If you prefer a calmer space, pick somewhere farther from the main beach.
Between June and September are the best months to visit Lake Ozark and the surrounding beaches. The average weather is around 70 degrees or higher, with a very little rain perception. October to February are the coldest months with a lot of overcast. During summer months it can also be a bit cloudy but has plenty of sunshine to enjoy. July tends to be very humid and sees fewer tourist crowds.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Ozark. The warmest months in Lake Ozark are June and May, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -2 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Ozark is March with 7.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 1.01 inches of rain.
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