Lake of the Ozarks Named in Top 5 Places in the US for Dockside Dining

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As if you REALLY need another reason to make it to the Lake of the Ozarks this fall, here ya go!

According to Funlake.com, the Lake of the Ozarks was named, by Boating Magazine, as one of the Top 5 Places in the United States to dock and dine.

Boasting more than 200 restaurants in the area, the Lake of the Ozarks has so much to offer: quick bites, delicate and delicious fine-dining, seafood that will knock your socks off, decadent desserts, and so much more.

Out of the hundreds of restaurants at the lake, 60 of them are located right on the lake. That means gorgeous views, all year round.

Be sure to check out some of these favorites:

For even more choices, visit FunLake.com.

What To Do At the Lake of the Ozarks in October

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Are you staying with us in October? Here are some events at and around the Lake of the Ozarks that are worth checking out!

Big Bass Bash Fishing Tournament, Oct. 5th & 6th: The Midwest Fish Tournaments will award over a third of a million dollars in cash at the 2012 Spring and Fall events. So come on out and be a part of the fun and excitement the Big Bass Bash has to offer. IT COULD BE YOUR CHANCE TO CATCH THE BASS OF A LIFETIME!

Fall Harbor Hop, Oct. 12th: Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks. Visit more than 40 of our participating locations on the water to play your poker hand. Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the check-points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $15 donation. Any player can enter more than once.

Living History / Apple Butter Days, Oct. 11-13: Go back in history at the Camden County History & Museum! Within the museum will be craft booths, craft demonstrations, quilt raffle, chili lunch. On the grounds of the museum will be re-enactors from early and recent history. Players among others will be from Civil War times, early Missouri settlers and the mighty Osage Indians.

Missouri State Buddy Bass Championship, Oct. 19-20: Make plans today to be a part of the 29th Annual Missouri Buddy Bass State Championship brought to you by the Lake West Chamber of Commerce and our host – Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill at the 34.5 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Adult Halloween Party at Captain Ron’s, Oct. 26: Feeling in the festive mood? Are you ready to dress up and make a night of it?! Captain Ron’s is hosting their 7th annual Adult Halloween Party. They will have fantastic prizes, including a chance to win a trip to Mexico!

Your Guide to the 2013 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

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The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout kicks off this Friday, August 16th and ends on August 25th.

This is the 25th anniversary of the Shootout and is expected to bring in a crowd of 100,000 spectators to the lake. According to Fox KRBK-TV, The Shootout “is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States”.

We decided to put together some helpful links so you don’t miss a thing!

GETTING AROUND

THE SHOOTOUT EVENTS

WHERE TO EAT

WHERE TO SHOP

WHERE TO STAY

Where to Watch Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

Thinking about heading to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Fourth of July?

If so, you won’t want to miss out on the fantastic fireworks displays throughout the area. Below is a list of some of the displays you can check out. Check back frequently as we’ll add new locations as we hear about them. Also, don’t forget to book your stay at one of our gorgeous properties. Hurry…they go quickly this time of year!

Bear Bottom Resort – July 4 & 6 (at 9:30pm) – Take the whole family to Bear Bottom to cool off on their many water slides, then stay for fireworks in the evening! They are located in Sunrise Beach. Click here for directions.

Captain Ron’s – July 5 – Captain Ron’s is a staple at the Lake of the Ozarks. During the day, lay out on the beach, take a stroll along Treasure Pass, or just hang out with your friends at the Tiki Bar. Once the sun sets, enjoy a stunning fireworks display.

Old Kinderhook – July 6 (6 – 9:30pm) – Soak up beautiful fireworks at Old Kinderhook’s Fireworks Fun Fest! They’ll have live music from The Boomchuks, along with bounce houses, face painting, flows, balloon artists, and a beer garden for the adults. The show starts at dusk. They are located at 20 Eagle Ridge Road in Camdenton. Click here for directions.

Seven Springs Winery – July 6 – Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills between Camdenton and Osage Beach. The winery is less than a 10 minute drive from either location. The covered porch and patio area are ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and admiring the beautiful views. Come out and enjoy the 2nd Annual Fireworks at Seven Springs. Click here for direction.

This Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

For everyone coming to the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, we’ve got your weekend weather forecast, along with events worth checking out!

First, the weather:

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With such beautiful weather, you’ll definitely want to be outdoors. Here are some events at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Canine Cannonball 2013: The annual Dock Dogs jumping contest is held at Dog Days again this year. Canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve at this family friendly event.  For information on entering your dog contact Dog Days at 573-348-9797.  Free admission. For more information, click here.

Offshore Super Series: Lake Race has developed as a result of the overwhelming support for powerboat racing at Lake of the Ozarks. As the jewel of the Midwest, our lake is an amazing venue for powerboat racing, and we know you will find lake area residents and business owners to be the most friendly and enthusiastic in the country. The Offshore Super Series had its debut here back in 2007-09, and due to the economy and many unforeseen circumstances, has taken a hiatus from the lake. Now based on a ground swell of support from our community, OSS is back with a schedule and venue that you’ll find better than ever. For more information, click here.

BROstock at Captain Ron’s: The world’s best wakeboard contest is back! Liquid Force’s world famous BROstock will be taking place June 6-8 at scenic Lake of the Ozarks “BROzarks”, Mo. Fueled by Monster Energy, BROstock will feature twenty six of the world’s best riders including Harley Clifford, Shane Bonifay, and Bob Soven competing in a double-up contest for over $30,000! For more information, click here.

If none of these strike your fancy, we have a whole list of activities, restaurants, and other events worth checking out. Click here to check out our Local Area Guide.