A Weekend Getaway to Lake of the Ozarks

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You don’t have to travel hours and hours away to enjoy a relaxing resort retreat with a fantastic waterfront view. The Lake of the Ozarks has more shoreline than the entire state of California, which means there’s countless opportunities to enjoy some water recreation. Round out your trip with some hiking, sightseeing, tours and other off-the-water attractions.


A. Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Discover ruins of a stone castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. As you hike the trails of this popular state park, you’ll see towering bluffs, caves, a spring, sinkholes and a natural bridge that leads to a beautiful lake.

B. Lake Ozark Helicopters

Get your bearings with a birds-eye view. Lake Ozark Helicopters provides tours that showcase the beauty of the Ozarks. For an extra special view, book a sunset or nighttime flight.

C. Shawnee Bluff Winery

A day out on the water calls for some refreshment. Shawnee Bluff Winery has 13 different varieties of wine for visitors to sample. The pizzas pulled out of the hot brick oven pair nicely with the delicious wine.

D. Camden County Museum

Dig into the history of the Lake of the Ozarks at the Camden County Museum. Housed in a 1931 school building, the museum displays artifacts and memorabilia from early Native Americans to the Civil War.

E. Celebration Cruises

Bon voyage! Set out on an elegant yacht for a unique tour of the lake. In addition to the scenic cruises, dinner and lunch cruises are offered and give diners a spectacular view.

F. Stark Caverns

Head underground to Stark Caverns for a journey through the ages. You’ll be in awe of the natural beauty of the cave’s geologic formations, the Native American artifacts and ancient bear beds. From black light tours to an escape room inside the cave, there’s something for everyone.


A. Paradise Parasail

Sail 600 feet above the water for breathtaking views of the Lake of the Ozarks. Paradise Parasail provides safe, thrilling rides that you’ll remember long after your trip is over.

B. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf – Osage Beach

Get competitive with your friends and family on a pirate-themed mini-golf course. You’ll make your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and beneath cascading waterfalls. Choose between two 18-hole courses, or take on the ultimate 36-hole adventure course.

C. Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park

Have a splashing good time at Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park. More than 600 feet of water slides, a three-story-tall tree house, water basketball, a lazy river and more await all aquatic adventurers.

D. Osage National Golf Resort

Tee up at a beautiful 27-hole golf course featuring stunning Ozark scenery. Three 9-hole combinations are offered with 18 of the holes designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. Remember to reserve a tee time no less than 48 hours in advance.

E. Miner Mike’s and Buster’s

Family fun is the name of the game at Miner Mike’s. More than 35,000 square feet of space is filled with rides, games, simulators and activities geared towards children. Older children and adults will enjoy Buster’s – a high-tech game room with an 1890s mining town theme.


A. Dog Days Bar & Grill

Kick back and relax in a brightly colored pool chaise at Dog Days Bar & Grill. When you get hungry, pick from the selection of gourmet burgers, steak, seafood and pasta. The bar also offers both traditional and specialty cocktails.

B. H. Toad’s Bar & Grill at Camden on the Lake

Located in the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake Resort, H. Toads serves up American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The burger section of the menu is particularly impressive.

C. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

If you’re craving barbecue, look no further than Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. It has received local and national awards for its tasty barbecue. Having a hard time deciding what to order? Build your own plate with a selection of smoked meats and sides.

D. Baxter’s Lakeside Grille

Hand-cut steaks, sushi-grade fish, fresh produce and high-quality ingredients are the basis of the menu at Baxter’s Lakeside Grille. The panoramic bluff-top view from the dining room will pair perfectly with your meal.


A. Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks

The whole family will find something to love at Margaritaville Lake Resort. It houses a waterpark, an arcade, indoor and outdoor pools, horseback riding, a spa and salon, restaurants and bars – the list goes on and on.

B. Camden on the Lake Resort

Live in luxury during your stay at Camden on the Lake Resort, the only four-star resort on the Lake of the Ozarks. Its restaurants, shopping and entertainment spaces, upscale restaurant and beautiful rooms will elevate your experience.

C. Inn at Harbour Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy the customized hospitality of a bed-and-breakfast at the Inn at Harbour Ridge. Each guest room has a fireplace, private bath and receives a coffee tray delivered right to the door each morning.

D. Old Kinderhook Golf Resort

Golfers will find an oasis at Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, which is known for its Tom Weiskopf Signature golf course. The lodge perfectly accommodates individuals, couples or small families. Larger groups can reserve a cottage, patio home, villa or estate home.

E. The Lodge of Four Seasons

Right on the shore of the Lake of the Ozarks, the Lodge of Four Seasons offers 54 holes of championship golf, a full-service spa, shopping, Japanese gardens, restaurants, bike and boat rentals, and more.