VOTE (AGAIN): Help Make Us The Best Place to Stay at the Lake of the Ozarks!

We have EXCITING news!! Because of your votes a few weeks ago, we are in the running to be named Best Place to Stay On the Water in this year’s “Best of the Lake” survey.

All the vote have ben reset to zero, so we need your votes more than ever! 

Please take a few minutes to click here and vote for us!

We can be found at Question #50 — Best Place to Stay on the Water. See what it looks like below. Vote for as many or a few categories as you like, then click “Done”. That’s it!

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Voting ends on March 3 at 5pm.

New Blue Catfish Regulations Start March 1st at the Lake of the Ozarks

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For all of the avid fisherman out there — this is for you!

According to LakeNewsOnline.com, this regulation, beginning March 1, was put in place over concern “about the potential over-harvest of these fish”.

Please be aware of the following regulations as you fish at the Lake of the Ozarks this year. The new regulations are listed below:

  •  Ten blue catfish daily
  • A protected slot-length limit of 26-34 inches (7-16 pounds)
  • Fish within the slot must be returned to the water unharmed immediately.
  • Two blue catfish larger than 34 inches
  • These two fish would count toward the daily limit of 10.

To read more about the new regulations for blue catfish, please click here.

FLASH DEAL: Migrating Eagles at the Lake of the Ozarks


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Birds of a feather flock together!

A few days ago, I saw 45 eagles (bald and golden species) feeding on chad at the Lake of the Ozarks.

They accumulate around the open water on the main channel, catching fish to eat or feeding their young that are sitting on the outskirts of the open water.

This is a nature lover’s dream!!

For all of you bird watchers, this is a fantastic time to visit the lake.

We’re running a 15% off special for reservations at the Crownview or Casablanca this weekend.

If you’re booking online, use the offer code: EAGLES.

Don’t forget your high-powered binoculars!

Freedom Boat Club at the Lake of the Ozarks

What’s Freedom Boat Club all about?

Founded in 1989, the Freedom Boat Club is our country’s oldest and largest member only boat club. Our first location was started in Sarasota, FL and has grown to 70 + locations throughout the nation. When you join Lake of the Ozarks location you will receive unlimited usage of our fleet of new boats which currently include new 26′ Rinker Captiva 246 Bow Rider, 21′ Rinker Captiva 220 MTX Extreme Ski and Wakeboard, 24′ Hurricane SunDeck SD 2400 I/O, 25′ Crest II 250 SLC Tri-toon.

What does Freedom Boat Club (FBC) have to offer at the Lake of the Ozarks?

FBC boats range from 16 to 27 feet. These boats include:

  • Inshore Center Consoles
  • Offshore Center Consoles
  • Decks
  • Pontoons
  • Bow Riders
  • Sailboats
  • Kayaks

Their boats are guaranteed to be new or like new.  Currently, their boats are all new at the Lake of the Ozarks.  All FBC boats are equipped with four-stroke engines, which are extremely quiet and fuel efficient.  They are also fully outfitted with all of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) required safety equipment.  In addition, our boats may come equipped with depth finder, fish finder, VHF marine radio, compass, stereo, ladder, anchor, and bimini tops.

What are three major benefits for people who become FBC members?

  1. As a FBC member, members are offered unlimited training. USCG certified captains on staff that provide individual instruction. New member orientation includes 2 hours of classroom instruction followed by 2 hours on the water. There’s also additional training for sailing and offshore boating. We also provide unlimited local orientation at all company locations.
  2. Members hassle free boating experience begins when they arrive at the dock.  The dock master helps them get all of their belongings loaded on the boat.  They and their friends or family members head out on the water for a day of enjoyment.  Upon their return, they simply pay for the fuel you used.  They may fuel the boat yourself, or leave that to our dock staff.  The dock staff then help them take all of their belongings back to their car and then they drive away.
  3. FBS cleans the boat, which normally consumes two thirds of a boat owner’s time, leaving only one third spent enjoying the water.  As a FBC member, 100% of your time will be enjoying the water. FBC does all the required maintenance; a boat owner’s average annual cost of maintenance is 15% of the purchase price of the boat.

How can a person become a member?

FBC is currently offering a Charter Member Special for the Month of February. This will lock in prices and offer substantial savings to early birds.

The Freedom Boating Plan has a one-time entry fee of $5,900 and additional fixed monthly payments of $295.  **Charter members who join by February 28, 2014 will receive $500.00 discount on the One time entry fee, plus, no monthly payments till October 1, 2014!

The Freedom Weekday Boating Plan has a one-time entry fee of $3900 and additional fixed monthly payments of $195.  If you are only interested in weekdays, the Weekday Boating Plan allows you to boat  Monday through Friday.   **Charter member discounts apply with members who join by February 28, 2014.

With either of these plans you will receive the 4 times/year reciprocal usage at any of the other 70+ locations around the US, only cost to you is the fuel.

E-mail Mary at chefmary@freedomboatclub.com with any questions you have about Freedom Boat Club!

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VOTE NOW: Best of the Lake 2014!

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We are SO excited to announce that we were once again nominated in two categories for The Best of the Lake!

This year, we came in at #10 for Best Places to Stay at the Lake and #12 for Best Property Management Company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Voting started on Feb. 7th and ends at 5pm CST on Feb. 21st. 

We would so appreciate your support. Please click on the image above or here to vote!

Thank you so much to each and every one of our guests both past and present. We wouldn’t be nominated with out YOU!

– Sherry Shippee