Where to Watch Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks 2014

Photo by William Bartlett

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

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

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 8.37.34 AM

FLASH DEAL: Migrating Eagles at the Lake of the Ozarks


KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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!

VOTE NOW: Best of the Lake 2014!

bestofthelake2014

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

5 Things to Do At the Lake of the Ozarks When The Weather Is Bad

640px-Rainy-day-in-Henry-Illinois

Mother Nature seems to be throwing a lot our way these days, from snow to one “polar vortex” after another!

But rest assured, warmer temperatures are headed our way. Spring weather is just around the corner. Even though that brings out plenty of beautiful wildlife and gorgeous blooms on trees, there’s also one thing to keep in mind — rain.

Don’t let a little rain spoil your time at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are five activities to do at the Lake and still have FUN…even when the weather isn’t so nice!

  1. Visit the area Arcades and eat some fudge at Grandma’s Candy Kitchen.
  2. Go Spelunking: Research area caves and explore on your own or visit these great Caves with a professional guide – Bridal Cave or Jacob’s Cave.
  3. Plan an Educational Day Trip – visit any one of the area museums and visitor centers. Ravenwoods Estate is definitely worth checking out!
  4. Go Fishing on your covered dock – It so refreshing to breathe in the spring rains on a dock. And remember — the fish don’t know it’s raining! 🙂
  5. Stay inside: Play a game, read a book or put together a challenging puzzle as a family.  There are so many options to consider! Let the creativity flow. I love this quote from Marcel Proust: “A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

Do you have any other indoor activities that you love at the Lake of the Ozarks? Leave your ideas in the comments below!