Missouri Home to Country's Best Recreational Lake


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Lake of the Ozarks wins nationwide readers' poll.
Author: VisitMO Staff

Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks has been voted the "Best Recreational Lake in the U.S.," in a USA Today/10 Best readers’ poll.

The Lake of the Ozarks, which covers 54,000 acres with 64 billion gallons of water and features more than 1,150 miles of meandering shoreline (more than the entire Pacific Coast of California!), beat out Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, Big Bear Lake in California, West Okoboji Lake in Iowa, Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, among many others for the coveted top spot.

Lake of the Ozarks has a variety of recreational activities, both on and off the lake, that appeal to people of all ages. Whether you enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, or prefer shopping, golf and nightlife and a great meal, you find it at Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake of the Ozarks was among 20 lake destinations across the US selected by a panel of travel experts and journalists from USA Today, 10Best.com and other media outlets.

Online voting took place over the course of four weeks, and although it was a close race, the Lake of the Ozarks received more readers' votes and ultimately won the contest.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

For more information about all the on-the-water fun and activities, and Lake-area events, attractions, dining and lodging options, visit FunLake.com.

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