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Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches; great fishing; and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf; horseback riding; boat excursions; wineries; airplane and helicopter tours; ziplines; spas; and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats, and personal watercraft.
Please note: the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam, in Lake Ozark.
This 55,600-plus acre lake offers 958 miles of coast line and has created a diverse wildlife area rich in the history of Osage Indians, explorers, fur trappers, traders and settlers. Harry S Truman State Park, located on the peninsula that juts into the lake, opened in 1983.
Clear waters, dramatic bluffs and vibrant summer and fall colors make Harry S Truman State Park an ideal place to vacation. The park offers a marina, ample fishing and boating opportunities and water that are ideal for every kind of swimmer. Hiking trails, picnic areas and campsites that dot the park's open oak woodlands, natural grasslands and lakeside areas let visitors enjoy the abundance of wildlife and recreation opportunities at this park.
Truman Lake is a great location for fishing, even in the winter, as power from Truman Dam helps heat the water. Truman Lake is nationally known for its excellent crappie and bass fishing. The reservoir is fed by four rivers and several small streams, creating a broad diversity for fishing.
More than 8,800 acres of timber were left standing in the lake to improve aquatic habitat. The lake often hosts major fishing tournaments.
A peaceful place to unwind and relax. A portion of the original Route 66 pavement runs along Spring River.
Kellogg Lake features one of the largest outdoor classrooms in the region. Students and families alike can explore the diverse flora and fauna in the area.
Enjoy fishing, hiking, and picnicking. A small boat dock is available. Admission is free to the public.
Lake Taneycomo is one of the great trout-fishing destinations in the country. The lake originally was a section of the White River; since the completion of the Table Rock Lake Dam, Taneycomo has been fed by the bottom waters of Table Rock Lake.
The temperature at Taneycomo is about 58 degrees year-round. Lake Taneycomo is stocked annually with 750,000 10-inch to 12-inch brown and rainbow trout.
The uppermost portion of the lake is reserved for artificial lures only. These headwaters are also ideal for fly fishing. A Missouri fishing license is required to fish and a trout permit is required for fishing Taneycomo between the Table Rock Dam and the U.S. Highway 65 bridges. Anglers must have a trout permit to possess trout anywhere on the lake.
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