Things to Do

Drake Harbor – Warsaw

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Warsaw named best place to visit for 2020 by APA and recipient of the Innovator Award by the Missouri Division of Tourism in 2019.

Drake Harbor was named after long-time resident and Mayor of Warsaw, Gordon Howard Drake. It is part of the Corps of Engineers leased-property that the City acquired after Truman Dam was built. Drake Harbor and Recreation Area is located on the Osage River arm of Lake of the Ozarks, just one block off of downtown Main Street, at the intersection of Harrison and Benton streets.

Drake Harbor has a host of Riverfront Trails that are perfect for everyone whether you are out for a relaxing stroll, bicycle ride or if you are the serious walker or runner. The Harbor loop is approximately ¾ of a mile. You will also find the beautiful Steamboat Landing Boardwalk, which connects to MK White Park by way of the Osage Trail that stretches 1.5 miles to 65 Highway. The Drake Harbor Trail and footbridge leads to the historic Joe Dice Swinging Bridge, which will connect to the Bledsoe Ferry Trail and to the Kickapoo Island Trail.

Drake Harbor is also home to a playground, horseshoe pits, beautiful picnic areas along the water, access to fishing areas, boat ramps, boat slips, and the gorgeous Osage Amphitheater overlooking the water that plays host to many weddings, musical events and festivals.

Drake Harbor also plays host to Jubilee Days in the summer, the Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival in August and Heritage Days in the fall as well as at Christmas you will find Warsaw’s own wonderland of lights with an amazing array of spectacular light displays!

The Osage Amphitheater is available for public rentals.

Boat slips at Steamboat Landing are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Drake Harbor
Warsaw, MO 65355

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash