Photo by William Bartlett
Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks
The Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks just isn’t complete without seeing fireworks. FunLake.com put together 16 different places you can go to check out the fireworks display. Click here for times, locations, and details.
Eat Ribs, Support a Good Cause
Even though all of our vacation rental homes are stocked with all the pots and pans you need to whip up a wonderful meal, you don’t want to be cooking the entire weekend. The Gravois Firefighter Association will have “Ribs to Go” on July 2, 3, and 4 in Laurie. Get your tickets in advance while they last with a donation of $20 each. Call 573-374-4442 for details. You must have a ticket before you pick up the ribs. Pick up your order at Gravois Fire Station 215 HWY in Laurie. All Proceeds go to Missouri Children’s Burn Camp. Help send a kid to camp!
Fourth of July Events Around the Lake
Aside from fireworks, there’s a whole lot going on in and around the lake over Independence Day weekend. Click here for a more comprehensive list of events.
Check Out Our Local Area Guide
From boating to golfing, dining, horseback riding, spas, water parks, and wineries, we have tons of resources for couples, families, and everything in between. Click here to browse our local area guide.
New Restaurants to Try Over 4th of July Weekend
Photo credit: William Bartlett
Photo by Bear Bottom Resort
Now, here’s something both kids AND adults can agree on!
Bear Bottom Resorts, home to Missouri’s number 1 and number 2 longest open flume body waterslides, has a special every Thursday that kids and adults can enjoy.
Every Thursday, it’s only $5.00 after 5pm for armbands, along with 30 cent wings and dollar drafts from 6pm until 8pm.
That means kids (and adults who are still kids at heart) can slip, slide, and get soaked!
And for the adults who want to stay dry, enjoy deliciously decadent wing and ice-cold dollar drafts to cool off from the summer heat.
The waterslides are open from 10am until 11pm, daily.
Bear Bottom Resort is in Sunrise Beach, located at Mile Marker 38 of the Osage Arm.
Photo by: Al Griffin Photography
There’s no shortage of breathtaking views at the Lake of the Ozarks.
But if you want to see the lake the way the birds see it, you’ve got to do a little climbing
LakeExpo.com has a piece from Al Griffin, who scaled the tower and took some gorgeous photos.
One day in May, I lugged a full camera bag up the tower and spent hours photographing the lush green countryside. Hills marching away mile after mile, majestic pine after pine and dense oak layered with shorter redbud and dogwood paint the Ozarks with a vibrant green brush to the horizon line. Looking down upon a fully mature pine tree jolts the senses and delights the eye by the unexpected perspective.
The 100-foot Fire Tower, found at the Camdenton Conservation Service Center, is open to the public, with the viewing platform standing at 80 feet above the ground. Be sure to take your binoculars and your best camera!
Driving Directions to the Camdenton Conservation Service Center
From the junction of Highways 54 and 5, take Highway 54 west to Business Highway 5, then take Business Highway 5 north to Old Route 5. Turn left and take an immediate left onto Thunder Mountain Road. Continue west 0.6 miles to office.
This Saturday, according to LakeExpo.com, The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance will be celebrating the launch of their kayak steps at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
The steps will be open to the public and make it easier to experience the Lake of the Ozarks from a kayak.
If you’re interested in attending on June 14, you must RSVP by June 10 by calling 573-207-4707.
Also, don’t forget about boating! Check out these listings and be sure to rent a boat for your next trip to the lake.
Photo by: Squaw Valley Lodge