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.

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September Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Even though the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is over and done, there’s still a few events this month that are worth checking out!

– Lake of the Ozarks Air Show: This weekend, September 21st, the sky will be filled with airplanes of all kinds, dipping, spinning, and performing daring aerial, acrobatic feats. The Air Show will take place at the Camdenton Memorial Airport. Admissions is FREE, but there is a $5 charge for parking. There’s also free shuttles from Camdenton Schools. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! For more information, be sure to visit www.lakeoftheozarksairshow.com.

– Lake of the Ozarks 2 Dam Days International Flatwater Championship: Sept. 28th & 29th at Bagnell Dam. The FOURTH ANNUAL 2 Dam Days Paddle Marathon on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri will be held Sept 28 and 29, 2013. Don’t miss this challenging event. The purpose of the 2DamDays Paddle Marathon is to provide support to LOWA, the citizen-based, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the water quality of the Lake of the Ozarks while helping the local economy by publicizing to the world the beauty and recreational aspects of the Lake. Find more information at www.2damdays.org.

If you’re still looking for a place to stay, look no further! Please take a moment to look at all of our vacation rentals and give us a call at 866-273-2169 if you have any questions.

Lake Of The Ozarks Air Show

It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

Yup. It’s a plane, alright.

The Lake of the Ozarks Air Show is coming to Camdenton, Saturday, September 21st! The show will take place at the Camdenton Memorial Airport.

We know this is a little far in advance, but if you’ve ever been to an air show, this is an event you don’t want to miss. It’s a perfect day activity for the entire family and a great opportunity to honor and celebrate our military men and women.

According to LakeoftheOzarksAirShow.com, “The air show will see a salute to our military and the return of the B-25 Bomber, Team Vortex Air Show, the Ping Pong Ball Drop, KC Flight Formation Team and new acts to be announced soon.”

To see a full schedule of the day’s events, please click here.

By the way, if this video doesn’t get you excited, nothing will!

*In case of rain, the makeup date for the air show is Sunday, September 22nd

Don’t Miss Out: Coupons in Camdenton!

Everyone loves a good deal, right?!

If you’re coming to the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, be sure to check out Lake News Online’s Radar Frog.

They have several coupons to save money at local restaurants and other attractions in Osage Beach, Camdenton, and Sunrise Beach.

A few of them include Imo’s Pizza and Big Bear Resort.

Don’t forget to check out our Local Area Guide for restaurants, attractions, spas, and more.

Remember: We are here to answer any of your questions about the lake!

Lake of the Ozarks 63rd Annual Dogwood Festival

Dogwood Trees in Bloom. Photo credit: http://ozarkmountainfamily.blogspot.com/

Dogwood Trees in Bloom. Photo credit: http://ozarkmountainfamily.blogspot.com/

As they say at the Lake of the Ozarks — “The fish bite when the dogwoods are in bloom”.

One of the most gorgeous times of the year to visit the lake is in April for the Dogwood Festival, which is held on Saturday, April 18th – 20th in Camdenton.

There’s plenty to do for the entire family — enjoy live music, foods, carnival activities, beauty pageants, arts crafts and more. This festival brings in more than 10,000 people each year.

Our properties tend to fill up quickly this time of year, so be sure to book your stay early! Book your stay online and automatically save 5%!

For more information about the Dogwood Festival, visit The Camdenton Chamber of Commerce website