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.

Customer Review: Staying at Crownview

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I cannot tell you what a wonderful time we had during our stay at your beautiful lake house. Words cannot express how grateful I am that you have made the house available for others to share with they’re families. Thank you for being pet friendly as well because so many places on the lake aren’t.  I only hope it will be for rent for a very long time because we are already planning our trip for next year when our other son and his wife (who live in SC) can come with us as well.  Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful accommodations; It was a blissful weekend.

– Cindy R.

Thank you for the kind words, Cindy! We are SOOOO glad your family enjoyed your time at the lake 🙂

Click here for a FULL TOUR of Crownview.

The Best Hot Tubs at the Lake of the Ozarks

There’s no better way to unwind and relax on vacation than in a soothing, bubbling hot tub.

If you’re looking for massaging jets and a way to loosen  up your muscles, here are three of our properties that have hot tubs:

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Hillcrest: Enjoy relaxing on the private screened in porch that overlooks the entire lakeside. Just off the screened in porch is a separate sun deck complete with gas grill and lakefront hot tub. STAY HERE!

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Paradise Cove: Enjoy relaxing on the private screened in porch that overlooks the entire lakeside. Just off the screened in porch is a separate sun deck complete with gas grill and lakefront hot tub. STAY HERE!

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La Casa de La Bella Vita: This beautiful 5,300+ sq ft brand new, one of a kind, custom built home features the best of the best at the Lake of the Ozarks. It is fully furnished and especially designed to capture the view of the lake from almost every room in the house. Outdoor chefs will love cooking on the gas grill that overlooks the lake’s no-wake cove. And if that isn’t enough to enjoy this property come with a private hot tub with seating for 7. STAY HERE!

Property Pairings: Chloe’s Cove and Blue Anchor Bay

You’ve probably heard of food and wine pairings or food and beer pairings.

But we’ve got a series that pairs two of our properties together.

If you’re planning a group trip to the Lake of the Ozarks or a family reunion, you’ll want to be close together.  Each of these property pairings will sleep, at the least, 14 people.

This week’s pairing features Chloe’s Cove and Blue Anchor Bay Condo.

Chloe’s Cove is in the newly developed Millstone Condominium complex and, as you can see, has a gorgeous view of the lake.  This condo sleeps 8 people, has three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Oh, and you have easy access to the pool!

Blue Anchor Bay condo also offers stunning views of the lake.  This luxurious condo sleeps 6 people, has three bedrooms, and two bedrooms. Check out the rest of the photos from this fabulous condo.