The Best View at the Lake of the Ozarks

Photo by: Al Griffin Photography

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.

Celebration and Free Kayaking at Ha Ha Tonka State Park on June 14

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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

 

Things To Do At the Lake of the Ozarks In June

Believe it or not, summer is in full swing!!

If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the Lake of the Ozarks for Memorial Day weekend, there’s still PLENTY of summer left.

Looking for a place to stay? We’ve got you covered. Browse our gorgeous, cozy vacation rental homes.

Also, June is packed-full of lots of exciting events you won’t want to miss!

Click below to check out what’s going on at the Lake in June. From the Bar Hop Cruise to Canine Cannonball the Lake of the Ozarks Festival of Arts, there is always something for everyone. This is the good life, after all!

CLICK BELOW TO GET EVENTS FOR JUNE!

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20 Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend At the Lake of the Ozarks

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It’s time to kick off the summer the right way!!

Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to relax and unwind with those you love most. And to remember all of the men and women who sacrificed so that we can live in freedom.

Here’s the latest weather forecast for this weekend. We might see some storms on Saturday, but Sunday is looking beautiful!

We’ve put together a list of 20 things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks this Memorial Day weekend. Take a look below, be safe, and enjoy your weekend!

 

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  1. 5th Annual Parade of Lights
  2. Chow down on some delicious BBQ
  3. Fireworks! www.funlake.com/memorial-weekend-fireworks-displays
  4. City of Versailles BBQ challenge
  5. Visit a winery
  6. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the Spa
  7. Explore down under…and visit one of Missouri’s many caves
  8. Don’t forget the fishing pole. Catch the big one!
  9. Shop ’til you drop
  10. Rent a boat and relax on the lake
  11. Find unexpected treasures at the lake’s many antique shops
  12. FREE LIVE music at the Bagnell Dam’s concert series
  13. Bar Hop Cruise this Saturday and Sunday
  14. Take the kids to Pirate Cove for a mini-golf adventure!
  15. Find delicious dessert at Andy’s Frozen Custard
  16. Test your bravery at the swinging bridge
  17. Bask in quiet, relaxing nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park
  18. See the Best Show In Town at Main Street Music Hall
  19. Fresh fish and steak at JB Hooks…unbeatable!
  20. Keep it simple: Read a book, play games with the family, just be…

May 2014 Events At the Lake of the Ozarks

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The Dogwoods are in full bloom and summer is on its way!!

If you’re heading to the Lake of the Ozarks this May, Funlake.com has a list of events you won’t want to miss.

Whether you’re coming for a couple’s weekend, a ladies getaway, or with the entire family, there is something for you to do!

Don’t forget to start planning for Memorial Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! There is always a gorgeous fireworks display May 24-26 at five different locations in the area.

To download a list of events in May, click here.

What To Do At the Lake of the Ozarks In April

Happy April, everyone!!

Here’s a friendly reminder to keep an eye out for those tricksters and pranksters at home or at your office. It is April Fool’s Day, after all.

We hope you’re gearing up for another beautiful, spring, summer, and fall at the Lake of the Ozarks!

With winter FINALLY behind us, all you have to do is book your next stay and bask in the beauty and relaxation that the lake provides.

If you’re heading to the Lake of the Ozarks this month, here’s a list of some activities worth checking out!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF EVENTS

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Kansas City Star: Where the fish will bite in 2014

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As the days get longer and we inch even closer to Spring — just 9 days away — it’s time to get out your fishing poles and head to the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Kansas City Star recently wrote about where the fish will be biting in 2014.

The Lake of the Ozarks made the cut for several types of fish, including:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappies
  • Walleyes
  • White Bass
  • Hybrids
  • Catfish

photo credit: Fishingman1