Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks doesn’t stop when summer ends. The lake has plenty to offer during autumn, too. Enjoy the shoreline and hillsides, blanketed in fall color, as you shop, dine and take in local attractions.
Towering bluffs offer a majestic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. The remains of a circa 1905 stone castle are a popular attraction in this park, which also features hiking and walking trails and a large natural spring.
Guides tours take you underground where Bridal Cave stays 60 degrees year-round. See fascinating rock formations including a stalactite adorned “chapel” where thousands of weddings have taken place.
Try lazer tag for some indoor, heart-pumping fun. The 4,000-square-foot arena combines black lights music and fog to enhance the experience. You’ll also find a video arcade.
Located at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park features a three-story tree house, topped with a six-foot-wide wooden bucket that dumps more than 600 gallons of water onto anyone standing below. The park also includes water slides, an activity pool with water basketball and other games, a 21 seat whirlpool, and a lazy river.
An outdoor shopping mall, the Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace is home to dozens of retailers, including Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, J.Crew, Loft Outlet, Under Armour and many more.
Margaritaville Lake Resort is located on the banks of the Lake of the Ozarks. The resort offers three outdoor pools, one indoor pool, a full-service marina, horseback riding, spa and salon, restaurants, bars and lounges, boutique and specialty shops, 18 holes of championship golf, a bowling alley and more.
Old Kinderhook Golf Resort is a master-planned community offering guest rooms, golf cottages, patio homes, villas and estate homes. Amenities include a day-spa, restaurants, lounge, indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, tennis courts and a golf course that is the centerpiece of the resort.
Situated along the shoreline of the Lake of the Ozarks, the Lodge of the Four Seasons offers guestrooms and two-bedroom suites. Facilities include golf courses, a full-service day spa, boutique and specialty shops, a full-service marina with boat rentals, four swimming pools, Japanese gardens, restaurants, bars, bicycle rentals, trap shooting, and an adventure club for kids.
Camden on the Lake features luxurious guest rooms and lake-view suites. Amenities include onsite dining, a swimming pool, a fitness room, retail shops, a spa and live entertainment. The Toad Cove Yacht Club is home to a marina with covered boat slips, pontoon and personal watercraft rentals, a convenience store and shower and laundry facilities.
H. Toads Bar & Grill is a casual restaurant that serves up American cuisine and sweeping lake views. You can arrive by car or boat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. H. Toad's is located in the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex.
Baxter's Lakeside Grille offers upscale yet casual dining. The menu includes steaks, prime rib, and an array of seafood. The bluff-top location features great views, especially at sunset.
Known for their giant cinnamon rolls, Stewart's Restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1953.