Welcome to our new businesses at the Lake...
* The Dinghy Bar at Sunny’s Marina in
* Tater’s Sweet Spot
Ice Cream in Eldon
* The Tavern at Trails
End (formally Hurricane Dolly’s in Sunrise Beach)
* Daddio’s Soda Shop at the 6.5MM of the
Gravois Arm of the Lake
* T-Ray’s and Ugly’s Bar and Grill open at Monarch Plaza on Bagnell Dam Blvd.
* Roxie’s Roadhouse open on the Bagnell Dam Strip
* Sweet Smoke BBQ open at Stonecrest Mall in Osage Beach
* Ozark Shave Ice and Creamery open on the Bagnell Dam Strip
* Nauti-Pirate Restaurant open on N. Hwy 5 in Camdenton
* Buzz’s Boards and Beyond open in Stonecrest Mall in Osage Beach
Missouri is turning 200 this summer, and Lake of the Ozarks community leaders are gearing up for the Midwest's best boating destination to host Missouri's "Best Dam Birthday Bash."
It makes sense: Lake of the Ozarks is where people from all walks of life come to vacation, to play, to relax, and to celebrate.
Why not celebrate Missouri's bicentennial here? Organizers have events planned throughout the summer, culminating in the week of Aug. 7 (the official birthday of the state is Aug. 10), when an especially unique boating event is set for Saturday, June 12. This will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Boat Parade. Best Dam Birthday Bash organizer Mary Kay von Brendel says they have been approved by Guinness World Records for an official attempt. Boaters are required to pre-register, in order to count toward attendance.
If you are having trouble finding a home at the Lake, you aren’t the only one. The inventory of available homes is extremely low, and the demand is extremely high. Many properties are only on the market for a few hours or days, and receive multiple offers to purchase. A good deal of these offers are over asking price. If you are not here at the Lake (or unable to get here quickly) when something new comes on the market, chances are slim that you will secure a property right now.
Lake wide, there are currently 114 active lakefront home listings. There are 99 off-water (no lake view or access) available listings. There are only 44 active resale condos on the market. 27 Villas are on the market. This covers all prices ranges from $28,000 to $6,000,000. Of these listings, 39 are priced over $1,000,000 and 106 are priced between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — ALDI is coming to Eagles Landing Shopping
Center, in Lake Ozark. The Lake Ozark Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for an ALDI store to be located on Bus. 54 northeast of the proposed area for Casey’s. The store would be located on Bus. 54 and Kestrel Lane. The site plan for this location was originally approved by the P&Z on Sept. 5, 2018. Revisions to the original plan were resubmitted to meet city requirements, and the P&Z signed off to allow the project to proceed.
The store and adjacent parking would cover about 19,200 square feet with the actual store about 12,700 square feet with about 109 parking spaces. The ALDI store would have two entrances to provide easy access from Bus. 54 or Kestrel Lane.
For members of the Lake of the Ozarks community, it's been a long time coming. After the 2018 announcement that the discount grocery chain would be coming to Eagles Landing, in 2019 the city said the development plans had ground to a halt.
Coming Soon or Recently Opened
* Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina in Camdenton
* Scooters Coffee Shop in Osage Beach
* Neon Taco in Lake Ozark
* Osage River Popcorn Company in Lake Ozark
* Florida Direct Palm Trees in Osage Beach
* Cannabiz Depot in Osage Beach
* Hideaway Storage Condos in Osage Beach
* Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach Re-opens
* Bowlmor Lanes II in Osage Beach
New Amphitheater at the Lake
If all goes as planned, Lake of the Ozarks will have another music venue by early next summer. More than eight months after the request was initially presented, Arapaho LLC, owned by the Gary Prewitt Irrevocable Trust, got the rezoning needed to move forward with construction of a 2,000-seat amphitheater and parking lot to serve the venue. The project will be located between Beach Drive and Sunset Road on land adjacent to Backwater Jack’s, which is also owned by Arapaho
Emmy Award Nominee!
Lake of the Ozarks is about to make headline news again. This time it’s because an episode of Missouri Life TV that focused on all that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer was nominated for an Emmy Award. The program, hosted by Meredith Hoenes, highlighted several communities throughout the state including Lake of the Ozarks, Route 66, which was also nominated for an Emmy, Kirksville, Warrensburg, and Perry County. They aired last fall in eight markets including St. Louis, KC, Springfield and Columbia, and also on the Missouri Life YouTube channel. The Lake of the Ozarks segment can be viewed by visiting https://missourilife. com/mltv/season-5/episode6-lake-of-the-ozarks/
Come Inside & Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
Located near Lake of the Ozarks, Stark Caverns takes you on a journey through the ages as you explore amazing geological formations, Native American artifacts, & ancient bear beds. See Moonshiner's Dam, the Wishing Well, and our own Grand Canyon. Learn all about stalagmites, stalactites, and fluorescent minerals, while discovering a whole new world underground. Plus, be sure to take time to enjoy the scenic view from our wrap-around porch at the Visitor's Center, try your hand at sluice mining or even crack open a geode.
Plus, be sure to take time to enjoy wide walking paths and areas to rest. Open year-round, we look forward to seeing you at Stark Caverns!
Ballparks National Lake of the Ozarks
The new Ballparks National facility in Mack’s Creek, MO (just outside of Camdenton) is nearing completion. There will be a total of 5 fields for both baseball and softball games and for tournaments. Along with the finest culinary options available in the country, at Ballparks National the outside options for teams and families between games and before and after tournaments make this destination one that no one in the family will want to miss. Ballparks National will offer concierge services to help every guest and team enjoy the many options available in the area. Other on-site amenities include batting cages, parking in close proximity to each field, a playground for the little patrons, and a pro shop.
Memorial Day Weekend 2020
June 5, 2020
Memorial Day 2020—A record year at the Lake!
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO. 2020 - Lake of the Ozarks waterfront business owners, from restaurants to resorts to marinas, say this Memorial Day weekend was one for the books.
Kyle Kelly, of Kelly’s Port Marine, says the weekend set a new high-water mark for Memorial Day fuel sales. “We broke a record. Again…” he said, referencing a particularly busy Saturday in April of this year.
Michael Spriggs, owner of Point Randall Resort, said he too thinks he had record sales at his gas dock. “It sure seemed busier than a usual Memorial Day weekend,” he added.
Rob Shields, owner of Nautifish Rum Bar, said customer traffic at his lakefront restaurant in Camdenton was immense: if not record-breaking, then close to it.
“I believe—Aquapalooza excluded—Saturday was our biggest day we’ve ever had,” said Luke Hagedorn, General Manager of Dog Days Bar & Grill, one of the busiest waterfront hotspots at the Lake. Hagedorn said. “I’ve got a feeling we’re not going to have a let-down this year… We could be in for one of our best years ever.”
Good news from the Lake!
May 9, 2020
Pointe Oasis Gas Dock
May 4, 2020
“We just wanted to say thank
you to all of our wonderful customers for making this past weekend the busiest
opening weekend ever! We are committed to keeping our fuel prices low for
all of you.”
May 8, 2020
Kyle Kelly, of Kelly’s Port,
called their April boat sales “very, very good,” saying they “far exceeded
expectations.” But the bigger story for Kelly’s Port was at the docks. Kelly’s
Port’s marina was “the busiest we’ve ever seen,” he said. That’s not
just for April: that’s all-time. Kelly says one Saturday in April brought the “most
gasoline sales we’ve ever done in one day, in our 44 years of business.”
Time to get the Summer Started!
The Lake of the Ozarks is ready to "open up"
May 4 is the start date for businesses to re-open a little bit at a time.
Most restaurants have curbside pickup, carry-out, or home delivery.
Some waterfront restaurants are offering dock side ordering to go, and others are ziplining your food to you from their kitchens.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park has 17,441 acres and Ha Ha Tonka State Park has 3,700 acres. These beautiful parks are both open for hiking, bicycling, walking, taking pictures and relaxing (no camping for now). Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
Launch ramps are open and fishing is great. Lot's of boats on the Lake this past week.
Plenty of great scenery and warm weather ahead.
What’s happening at the Lake?
*Tourism tax for
soccer complex is defeated.
*First Watch Café to open in the old Bob Evans location in Osage Beach.
*Iguana Boats to
re-open under new leadership.
looking for options for major road improvements and parking along The Strip.
has begun on the Rope Course next to Tucker’s Shucker’s Restaurant.
final approval for new interchange with overpass by Ricks C-store.
on Horseshoe Bend closes. Will be converted to inside storage.
*Tropic Island Cruises for sale after 25 years in business. Owners retiring.
*Go-kart track on
Bagnell Dam Blvd. razed. Updates on what’s to come.
Monkey Rope Course on the Bagnell Dam Strip to open by Memorial Day.
open at 5 MM in the Gravois Arm in April.
*Sergio’s Mexican Restaurant to open in the former Ruthie D’s location on Horseshoe
and restaurant to open at 66 Northshore Dr. in the old H-que’s Restaurant.
Pizzeria to open soon in Luby’s Plaza on the Bagnell Dam Strip.